Cerca / Close

by Juan Felipe Herrera and Blanca Gomez

“Las margaritas están cerca del manzano. / The daisies are close to... read more

“Las margaritas están cerca del manzano. / The daisies are close to the apple tree. ” A bilingual board book explores the concept of “close” as each page spread shows a small, Latinx girl describing the close proximity of things in and near her home. The narrative begins with in her bedroom (which is close to the kitchen) and ends with her at her neighbor’s house. “Mi amigo está cerca de mí. / My friend is close to me. ” A muted palette with punctuations of warm colors add to the quiet appeal of this slim little volume. (Ages 2–5)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2020

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