Tuesday, February 27, 2018

All Around Us by Xelena Gonzalez - OPTIONAL

González, Xelena All Around Us, illustrated by Adriana M. Garcia. PICTURE BOOK. Cinco Puntos Press, 2017. $18. 9781941026762

A young girl and her grandfather talk about the circle of life - how a rainbow is only half a circle, the other half is underground - everywhere you look there are circles, they are as natural as being born and dying - which is also a circle.

I loved the message of this book, it’s a great story to read to a child who has lost someone, or who has just added a baby to their family.  The author is native american/spanish and has reflected her family culture into this story.  I understand the art style - with all the circles and the bright colors, but some of the illustrations were just too much for me.  Still, it’s a good diverse picture book, but maybe for a little older audience?

 EL (K-3) - OPTIONAL  Lisa Librarian

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