Frida Kahlo y sus Animalitos

Spanish Translated by F. Isabel Campoy full color throughout $ 9.95 US / $ 12.95 CAD Trade Paperback / 8.5 x 10.15 40 pages / ages 4 to 8 ISBN: 978-0-7358-4344-8

Frida Kahlo y sus Animalitos

Told in Spanish, this celebration of one of the world’s most influential painters, Frida Kahlo, and the animals that inspired her art and life—is now available in paperback!

The fascinating Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is remembered for her self-portraits, her dramatic works featuring bold and vibrant colors. Her work brought attention to Mexican and indigenous culture and she is also renowned for her works celebrating the female form.

Monica Brown’s story recounts pivotal moments in Frida’s life and the beloved pets who comforted her along the way—two monkeys, a parrot, three dogs, two turkeys, an eagle, a black cat, and a fawn—and playfully considers how Frida embodied many wonderful characteristics of each animal.

Una visión única de Frida Khalo –de su vida extraordinaria y sus mascotas- por la reconocida autora Mónica Brown y del ilustrador John Parra, recipiente de los premios Christopher y Golden Kite, así como una mención de Honor del Pura Belpré.

Frida Kahlo y sus animalitos cuenta la vida de Frida – desde la infancia hasta su ascensión como una de las pintoras más influyentes del mundo – captando la belleza y la fuerza del espíritu creador de Frida, que la mantuvo a través de la tragedia y el triunfo, y de los animales que la inspiraron a lo largo del camino. Lo innovador del tema de Brown – juega con la idea de que Frida personifica las características de sus amadas mascotas (dos monos, un loro, tres perros, dos pavos, un águila, un gato negro y un cervatillo) – emparejado con el arte de colores audaces de Parra, que nos recuerdan la paleta de la propia Frida, hacen de esta biografía una emotiva entrega llena de respuestas para los seguidores de Frida, nuevos y viejos.

Una Selección Junior Library Guild

Expressive acrylic paintings expertly evoke Kahlo's style and color palette.
Vicky Smith, Kirkus Reviews

This unique and gorgeous take on the famous figure’s work will give children an accessible entry point to an important artist. A good choice for picture book biography shelves.
Shelley M. Diaz, School Library Journal

Not the first Frida Kahlo picture book biography and certainly not the last, but maybe one of the most successful...Plus you get John Parra’s art as an extra bonus. That guy’s amazing
Elizabeth Bird, A Fuse #8 Production

With their folk-art sensibility, Parra’s elegant acrylic paintings evoke Kahlo’s style, her palette and her Mexican environment, but he creates a mood of harmony with the natural world and a lively, cheerful abundance all his own.
New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books 2017

Featuring charming visuals and lively, often lyrical prose, this picture book introduces Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, interweaving biographical details while highlighting her special relationships with pets...Rich-hued, folk art–style illustrations incorporate evocative touches, fanciful details, and collagelike compositions.

Parra’s warm, weathered paintings are done in a flattened, folk-art style that vividly evokes the Mexican environment and “heritage of which she was very proud.”
Publishers Weekly