"Everybody in our family has different hair"/ "Todos en nuestra familia tenemos pelo diferente," begins this rhythmic, bilingual picture book taken from acclaimed novelist/short-story writer Cisneros's The House on Mango Street.
Ybanez expands upon the diversity theme by rendering the family members in a variety of unusual skin tones as well as with distinctive hairstyles. Purple-faced Papa has hair "like a broom,/ all up in the air," while Nettie's "slippery" orange hair contrasts vividly with her blue skin. A spirited and buoyant celebration of individuality and of the bonds within families.
This jewel-like vignette from Sandra Cisneros's best-selling The House on Mango Street shows, through simple, intimate portraits, the diversity among us.
A Dragonfly Book in English and Spanish.
A Parenting Magazine Best Children's Book of the Year.
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||Nov 25, 1997|
|Language||English, Spanish / English|