Wednesday, September 12, 2012

REFORMA REVIEW: Quinito, Day and Night

Quinito, Day and Night/Quinito, día y noche
By Ina Cumpiano, illustrated by José Ramírez
Children’s Book Press, 2008. 24 pages. $16.95 (Hardcover). ISBN 978-0-89239-226-1. 
Grades PreK-3

In this welcome sequel to Quinito’s Neighborhood/El vecindario de Quinito, readers are introduced to a plethora of opposites in English and Spanish through the daily interactions between Quinito, a well-adjusted Latino boy, and his familia. The simplistic text, accompanied by vibrant illustrations reminiscent of John Steptoe’s early work, makes for a wonderful addition to the early childhood collections and story hour programs of all public libraries.

Highly Recommended.

Naidoo, J. C. (2008). Quinito, Day and Night/Quinito, día y noche. Written by Ina Cumpiano. Illus. by José Ramírez. REFORMA Newsletter, 26 (1/2), 26.

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