Richard Scarry’s Busytown gets a Mexican-American makeover in the marketplace of a buzzing border town from Pura Belpré Medal-winning illustrator Raúl the Third.
Bilingual in a new way, this paper over board book teaches readers simple words in Spanish as they experience the bustling life of a border town. Follow Little Lobo and his dog Bernabe as they deliver supplies to a variety of vendors, selling everything from sweets to sombreros, portraits to piñatas, carved masks to comic books!--from the publisher
48 pages 978-1328557261 Ages 4-8
Keywords: Spanish/English, Latino/Latina/Latinx, Latino American Author; diversity, diverse books, culture, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, multicultural, Social Studies Curriculum, dog, helping others
It's a brand new day and Little Lobo and his faithful dog, Bernabé, are loading up their wagon for their visit to the Mercado. Lots of storekeepers have asked the team to bring them some things they need. It's a glorious trek through the town inhabited by animals who sweep the sidewalks and sell the churros.
At the Mercado Little Lobo and Bernabé visit the different stalls and deliver the items the shopkeepers asked them to bring. This book reads like an illustrated dictionary.
At Chiva's Zonkey, lines of tourists are waiting to get their photo taken with this exceptional animal. Mr. and Mrs. Panderas sell sombreros in their booth and Senor Puppetro makes titeres who perform in his theater every weekend.
As Little Lobo carries out his rounds, he notices that he is adding as many things to his wagon as he is taking out of it to give to the shop owners.
An educational romp through a happy, connected marketplace with treasures awaiting with every turn of the page.
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com