Marta! Big & Small (Board book)

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By Jen Arena, Angela Dominguez (Illustrator)
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Marta, a curious, science-loving girl, explores the world of opposites and animals in this Spanish bilingual board book, illustrated by bestselling artist, Angela Dominguez.

¡Hola, Marta!

Marta is una niña, an ordinary girl . . . with some extraordinary animal friends!

As Marta explores the jungle, she knows she's bigger than a bug, smaller than an elephant, and faster than a turtle. But then she meets the snake, who thinks Marta is sabrosa--tasty, very tasty! But Marta is ingeniosa, a very clever girl, and she outsmarts the snake with hilarious results.

With simple Spanish and a glossary at the end, this fun read-aloud board book teaches little ones to identify opposites and animals and learn new words.

About the Author

Jen Arena is a former editorial director at Random House Books for Young Readers. She now writes books for children full time, including 100 Snowmen, a wintry counting story, and Besos for Baby, a bilingual board book of kisses. Her books have been translated into French, Korean, Arabic, and of course, Spanish.

Angela Dominguez was born in Mexico City and grew up in the great state of Texas. She now resides on the east coast with her boyfriend, Kyle, and their petite dog, Petunia. She is also the author and illustrator of several books for children and a two-time recipient of Pura Belpré Illustration Honor. Her debut middle grade novel, Stella Díaz Has Something To Say, was a New York Public Library and a Chicago Public Library pick for Best Books for Kids, Sid Fleischman Award winner, and an ALA Notable. She recently illustrated Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s newest picture book, Just Help! How to Build a Better World. As a child, she loved reading books and making a mess creating pictures. She’s delighted to still be doing both.

Praise For…

"[A]n ideal book for the bilingual shelves." —School Library Journal, starred review

"Each Spanish word is explained clearly in context without it feeling like a dictionary-style translation... [E]ffective and fun." —Kirkus

"[A] delightful exploration of opposites with Spanish adjectives interspersed." —Horn Book

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250886859
ISBN-10: 1250886856
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: June 6th, 2023
Pages: 20
Language: English