Parents, teachers, and grandparents are always asking Cinco Puntos for bilingual early readers for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten children. They want fun books that give kids a delicious feel for the Spanish and English languages. And what could be more fun and delicious than counting kisses? Novelist and children’s book author Lee Merrill Byrd was inspired to write this book one morning when she watched her own four-year-old grandchild Johnny. He was so happy and full of life that he was dishing out kisses for everybody and everything. He kissed his mother, he kissed his father, he kissed Stray Gray the Cat, and of course he kissed his grandmother! He was so happy he even kissed his bossy big sister. That morning he earned the nickname Lover Boy!
Lee Merrill Byrd loves what happens when her grandchildren wander through their bilingual neighborhood in El Paso, Texas. Her first children’s book, Treasure on Gold Street, followed her granddaughter Hannah. Now it’s little Johnny’s turn. Algonquin will publish her first novel in Spring 2006.
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Lee Merrill Byrd loves what happens when her grandchildren wander through the neighborhood. Her first children's book Treasure on Gold Street followed her granddaughter Hannah. Now it's Little Johnny's turn. Algonquin published her first novel in Spring 2006. Francisco Delgado, the illustrator, grew up in Juárez, Chihuahua, but completed high school in El Paso. He received his MFA at Yale in Painting, Drawing and Printmaking in May 2002. Francisco is becoming known nationally for his political paintings that satirize U.S. icons blind to the meztizo and immigrant communities of Mexico. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.Review:
"A winning story of love of family and friends." —Kirkus Reviews
"A welcome addition to family, school, and community library bilingual book collections for children, Lover Boy / Juanito el Cariñoso is very highly recommended as a fun and entertaining guide to counting in English and Spanish." —Midwest Book Review
"Byrd and Delgado present a very artistic—and yet very fun-loving—little counting book Highly recommended for bookstores and libraries." Críticas
"The enthusiastic text is well adapted by the translator... Delgado's saturated-color artwork is equally exuberant as it portrays a representative Southwestern Latino family. In a market replete with clever concept books, this one will no doubt find its special niche." School Library Journal
"What a delightful book!" Oneonta
"The author of the book, Lee Merril Byrd, does an awesome job of helping little ones learn how to count in both English and Spanish Francisco Delgado’s illustrations are vibrant and the kisses come to life."—SpanglishBaby.com
"Uses kisses in the form of big hearts to count sequentially from one to ten in English and Spanish."—Review of Texas Books
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Book Description Cinco Puntos Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0938317385 Ships promptly. Bookseller Inventory # GAT4248JMEW080315H0386
Book Description Cinco Puntos Press, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110938317385