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“Humorous, double-page text and vivid colors make this an ideal ABC book… Lozano’s illustrations exude a Mexican feel and depict a vibrant and modern Hispanic community. Great for reading aloud, this book is a solid choice for building basic vocabulary skills.”
— School Library Journal

Once Around the Block/ Una vuelta a la manzana

Written by José Lozano
Illustrated by José Lozano
Published by Lee & Low Books

A bilingual ABCs book that fills you in on all the fun neighborhood chatter!

Un libro bilingüe del abecedario que te pone al corriente del chisme divertido del vecindario!

There’s always a lot of action in the neighborhood where Mr. Lozano lives: Amelia argues with Anita; Benito loves bean burritos but not bumblebees; Chuy, Toño, Lluvia just arrived from Chihuahua; and Zacarias is catching some Zs on Zachary Street. José Lozano’s wacky little stories and illustrations combine Mexican culture with the neighborhood charm of Sesame Street to make for a wonderful read-aloud ABC book in Spanish and English.

Siempre hay mucha acción en el vecindario del señor Lozano—Amelia alegua con Anita; Benito ama los burritos de frijoles; Chuy, Toño y Lluvia acaban de llegar de Chihuahua; y Zacarías duerme en la calle Zachary. Las historias e ilustraciones imaginativas de José Lozano combinan la cultura mexicana con el encanto vecinal de Sesame Street para crear un maravilloso libro del abecedario para leerle a niños y niñas en español e inglés.

 

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Publication Date: May 2023
Available As: Paperback
Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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Setting: Mexico

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: In Home Country

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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