¡Vamos!: Let's Go to the Market!

By: Raul 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!

Glossary. Full-color illustrations done in ink and colored in Photoshop.

ISBN: 9781328557261

JLG Release: Jul 2019


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Markets , Delivery of goods , City and town life , Mexican Americans , Dogs , Hispanic and Latino people , Mexico

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Awards & Honors

Horn Book Fanfare - 2019
SLJ Best Books - 2019
CPL Best Books - 2019
Bulletin Blue Ribbons - 2019
CSMCL Best Books - 2019
Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Honoree - 2020

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Publishers Weekly*, Booklist, The Horn Book Magazine*, Kirkus Reviews, Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books*, School Library Journal*

Horn Book

Waking up when the rooster crows is not hard to do if the day ahead includes a trip to the mercado. Rooster Kooky Dooky’s cries (“¡Vamos!”) wake up Little Lobo and his dog Bernabé. They eat breakfast (huevos rancheros con tortillas de maíz) and get ready to deliver goods to their friends in the local marketplace. As they go about their err Waking up when the rooster crows is not hard to do if the day ahead includes a trip to the mercado. Rooster Kooky Dooky’s cries (“¡Vamos!”) wake up Little Lobo and his dog Bernabé. They eat breakfast (huevos rancheros con tortillas de maíz) and get ready to deliver goods to their friends in the local marketplace. As they go about their errands, Little Lobo and Bernabé cross paths with a lively array of neighbors starting their workdays. Side by side the two travel, immersed in the sights, sounds, and smells of the town’s streets and its plaza bursting with colors and activity. A few clues along the way hint at the surprise they will find when they complete their deliveries. The comics-style illustrations of anthropomorphic creatures, objects, and places are full of detail and very enjoyable to explore. The colors are largely muted so they do not compete with the many items on the riotously bustling and crowded pages; a double-page sepia spread partway through identifies Mexico City’s historic Mercado de Cuauhtémoc as the location. Since most objects are labeled in Spanish, like a visual dictionary, and cultural references (a cinema called Buñuel, Cantinflas and Frida Kahlo puppets, Chapulín Colorado dolls) are interspersed throughout the book, this simple morning walk turns into a scavenger hunt of Spanish words and Mexican cultural elements. A glossary is appended.

Book Details

ISBN

9781328557261

First Release

July 2019

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

E

Trim Size

10" x 10"

Page Count

48

Accelerated Reader

Level 3.1; Points: 0.5;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 2.4; Points: 1;

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Versify

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Markets, Delivery of goods, City and town life, Mexican Americans, Dogs, Hispanic and Latino people, Mexico,

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