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Some things are close — cerca. Others are far — lejos. With sweet simplicity, this charming dual-language board book and its companion volume, Cerca/Close, engage young children.
El árbol de limones está lejos de mi casa. The lemon tree is far from my house.
The little boy’s house is far from the city, and the city is far from the ocean. What about the mountains in the distance, or the clouds in the sky, or the sun that shines over the boy as he walks?
About the Author
Juan Felipe Herrera is a poet, artist, and activist. He was the U.S. Poet Laureate from 2015 to 2017. He is the creator of Jabberwalking and the author of Imagine, illustrated by Lauren Castillo. He lives in Fresno, California.
Blanca Gómez started drawing illustrations for her mom when she was a child. Now she illustrates for people from near and far, all over the world. She lives in Madrid, Spain.
This bilingual board book builds language skills while introducing readers to concepts of spatial awareness...Slow page turns encourage pondering everything, near and far, under the sun. —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
This bilingual board book is written in short verse, both in English and simple, eloquent Spanish, ideal for anyone stepping into the language...A serene, effective concept book for little learners. —Booklist
A bilingual Spanish/English spatial-awareness concept book...Quiet, simple, and sweet. —Kirkus Reviews