My Abuelita by Tony Johnston

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Book Details:Format: Library BindingPublication Date: 9/7/2009Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up

About Tony Johnston

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TONY JOHNSTON's numerous books for children include It's About Dogs, illustrated by Ted Rand, Very Scary, illustrated by Douglas Florian, and The Day of the Dead, illustrated by Jeanette Winter. She lives with her family in California. YUYI MORALES is a promising new picture book illustrator. A native of Mexico, she now lives in San Francisco where she is pursuing a degree in creative writing and developing her career as an artist. She is also a puppet-maker and the host of a Spanish-language storytelling radio show.
Published September 7, 2009 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books.

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The attentive child expresses a genuine admiration for his Abuelita’s job, describing her daily rituals to get ready to work: The child and Abuelita’s cat (Frida Kahlo) follow her while she takes a shower, prepares breakfast, exercises her voice and dons (after a reminder) a special gown.

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Johnston conjures up a senior citizen of enormous creativity and indomitable spirit—Abuelita exercises her voice with “deep, boggy, froggy notes” and wraps herself in a striped towel that makes her look and hum like “a great big bee.” But Morales is already conveying all that through her impishly...

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Common Sense Media

Abuelita's outfits are fanciful, whether she is wrapped in a yellow and black striped towel, a pink fuzzy robe or a flowery gown with bright red shoes and a "scarf like a cloud" that Other amazing details highlighted with the flowers and patterns of Mexican folk art, and the friendly clay fig...

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Shelf Awareness

NPR showcased "Audience Picks: 100 Best Beach Books Ever," noting that "there's one thing a multitude of book-loving NPR types can most definitely do, and that's pick a list of books that will appeal to.

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