Round Is a Tortilla

In honor of the upcoming 2017 Multicultural Children’s Book Day, today I’ll be sharing two bilingual picture books!

Round is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes (©2013) written by Roseanne Thong and illustrated by John Parra is a shapes primer that celebrates the beauty and vibrancy of Latino culture. The story follows two children as they cook, eat, play, and explore the world around them. They see shapes in everyday things, like round sombreros, a square fountain, and triangular slices of watermelon.

The follow-up, Green is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors (©2014) uses the same lively setting to explore colors.

Each page has the name of a color written in both English and Spanish, alongside an illustration depicting that color.

Both books are superbly illustrated with rich, colorful paintings. The glossary of Spanish terms will help children build their Spanish vocabulary. I recommend Round is a Tortilla and Green is a Chile Pepper for ages 2-6.

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