Monday, January 29, 2018

Bibliophile's Corner

Frida Kahlo and her Animalitos
by Monica Brown
Illustrated by John Parra

Flap Copy Description:
The fascinating Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is remembered for her dramatic self-portrait paintings featuring bold and vibrant colors. Her artwork brought attention to Mexican and indigenous culture with images renowned in celebrating the female form.
Brown's story recounts Frida's beloved pets—two monkeys, a parrot, three dogs, two turkeys, an eagle, a black cat, and a fawn—and playfully considers how Frida embodied the many wonderful characteristics of each animal.


My Thoughts:
There is so much to love about this beautiful picture book honoring the iconic artist, Frida Kahlo! The whimsical art, done in colors reminiscent of Ms. Kahlo's own paintings, perfectly illustrates the story of her extraordinary life. One element I particularly liked was the way the author featured Kahlo's irrepressible spirit when dealing with her health challenges - something sure to inspire children. I highly recommend Frida Kahlo and her Animalitos to children aged four to seven!

Click here to learn about the author, Monica Brown.
Click here to learn about the illustrator, John Parra.

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