Hop! Hop! ¡Salto! ¡Salto! by Leslie Patricelli

  Hop! Hop! ¡Salto! ¡Salto! by Leslie Patricelli, translation by Georgina Lazaro. Candlewick, 2018. 9780763695255

Format: Board book

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5

Genre:  Holiday – Easter

What did you like about the book?  This bilingual board book, in English and Spanish, is a celebration of a small child’s (non-religious) joys of Easter – the candy, the egg hunt, and the Easter bunny. Patricelli’s signature acrylic illustrations in vibrant colors show the adorable diaper-clad toddler of her other board books. The child narrates, and the mood is ebullient. This book also talks about colors. It’s hard to read Patricelli’s board books without smiling.

To whom would you recommend this book?  Offer to fans of Patricelli, and to anyone wanting a cute Easter book for a toddler, especially where Spanish books are popular.

Who should buy this book? Day cares and public libraries

Where would you shelve it ? Board books, or Spanish language shelves

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Stephanie Tournas, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

Date of review: February 16, 2018

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