Hogar (Spanish Edition) by Carson Ellis

Hogar (Spanish Edition) by Carson Ellis. Candlewick Press, 9781536210682, 2020

Format: Paperback

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre:  Picture book

What did you like about the book? Caldecott Honoree, Ellis, presents a Spanish version of this text previously printed in English. The gouache and ink illustrations provide a delightfully vintage backdrop to the exploration of a variety of unique homes across the globe. The text may be simple, but the opportunities for discussion are endless. 

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book? This would be a lovely read aloud or a practice text for a student learning to speak Spanish. 

Who should buy this book? Immersion classes or those seeking a simple, yet nuanced, text about what makes a home.

Where would you shelve it? Spanish collection or picture books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Not unless you are seeking a text with this niche appeal.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Linda Broderick, Lincoln Street Elementary School, Northboro, MA

Date of review: 8/23/2020

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