Saturday, September 27, 2014

Green is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors

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Green is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors
by Roseanne Greenfield Thong
Illustrated by John Parra
Chronicle Books, 2014, Picture Book

Here is a new book in our "Colors" picture book section that teaches the names of colors in English and Spanish. The text is all in rhyme and features objects that one might find in a Hispanic community. Beside the names of the colors, there are other words in Spanish like "platos" on the orange page, and "faroles" on the yellow page. There is a glossary in the back of the book, but the meaning of most of the Spanish words is clear from context and from the illustrations. Parra's illustrations are painted with rich contrasting colors on a textured canvas, and capture the feel of Hispanic folk art. This title is available as physical book or as a downloadable ebook.

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