Monday, January 19, 2015

Publishers Weekly recommends AHI ESTABAS

New and Forthcoming Spanish-Language Titles 

A roundup of books publishing between September 2014 and February 2015

Ahí estabas (You Were There) by Claudia Rueda
Océano Travesía
ISBN 978-607-735-418-5
Whenever one feels lonely, sad or afraid, there is always a faithful and noble companion to help. A new book by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Claudia Rueda.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Easter Cat and the metafictive picture book

What a year it’s been for picture books. Sometimes it felt as though every single box I opened presented me with a newly inventive variation on this oh-so-important art form. Since most children encounter both fine art and letters for the first time in picture books, it’s heartening to see how robust this slice of the industry is.
The metafictive picture book is still going strong, with such format-bending outings as Deborah Underwood and Claudia Rueda’s  Here Comes the Easter Cat, Kelly Bingham and Paul O. Zelinsky’s Circle, Square, Moose, and Jason Chin’s Gravity.These and others offer a satisfyingly mind-bending experience that attracts attention to the book as artifact as well as deliverer of story or information.