Marta! Big & Small by Jen ArenaMarta! Big & Small by Jen Arena

Marta! Big & Small

byJen ArenaIllustratorAngela Dominguez

Picture Books | August 23, 2016

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Marta is una niña, an ordinary girl . . . with some extraordinary animal friends!

As Marta explores the jungle, she knows she's bigger than a bug, smaller than an elephant, and faster than a turtle. But then she meets the snake, who thinks Marta is sabrosa-tasty, very tasty! But Marta is ingeniosa, a very clever girl, and she outsmarts the snake with hilarious results.

With simple Spanish and a glossary at the end, this fun read-aloud picture book, Marta! Big and Small, teaches little ones to identify opposites and animals and learn new words.

A School Library Journal Top 10 Latinx Book 2016

Jen Arena is a former editorial director at Random House Books for Young Readers. She now writes books for children full-time, including 100 Snowmen, a wintry counting story, and Besos for Baby, a bilingual board book of kisses. Her books have been translated into French, Korean, Arabic, and, of course, Spanish. Angela Dominguez was bo...
Title:Marta! Big & SmallFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 9.55 × 9.31 × 0.67 inPublished:August 23, 2016Publisher:Roaring Brook PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1626722439

ISBN - 13:9781626722439


Editorial Reviews

"A cross between a concept book and a word book, this is a fun read-aloud to use anytime or in a bilingual storytime program." -School Library Journal"With repetitive text and child-friendly illustrations, this wonderful read-aloud invites the younger set to experience the tension, relief, and satisfaction of a great plot." -School Library Journal, Top 10 Latinx 2016"Arena's clever, catchy text might invite some play-acting games, and the lively energy of her informative words is well matched by Dominguez' friendly, dynamic creatures in an earth-toned palette. This handy introduction to Spanish vocabulary is perfect for animal-lovers of all stripes." -Booklist"Pura Belpré honoree Dominguez's green, brown, and tan illustrations capture the movement in each spread . . . Marta's adventure is an enjoyable way to introduce animals, observe concepts, and identify comparisons and polarities in English and en Español." -Kirkus Reviews"Arena and Dominguez nimbly combine an exploration of relativity with an introduction to Spanish vocabulary." -Publisher's Weekly"An ideal choice for bilingual storytimes." -The Bulletin