"A comparison can be made to Richard Scarry’s famous Busytown books; there’s always something going on in each corner of the picture." --School Library Journal
Welcome to the Village of Villa Verde where there are always little adventures. Join Coco as he falls madly in love with his new pet ladybug, Thunder, take a trip to the library with Grandma and Luis, and visit the market with Gina and her Dad. You never know what will happen in these five interconnected stories that tap into childhood joys and challenges, all within the safety of a warm, vibrant community of animals.
<strong>Mariana Ruiz Johnson</strong> studied fine art and illustration and has published books all over the world. She lives in Buenos Aires with her husband and two children and has over 41K instagram followers.
Rosalind Harvey’s translations have been shortlisted for a number of awards, including the International Booker Prize. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, an Arts Foundation Fellow, a committee member of the Translators Association, and a founding member of the Emerging Translators Network.
"The overarching themes of cooperation and friendship shine through. The crisp, quirky illustrations are charming and set in frameless panels, comic book–style, another reason kids will appreciate this title. Names and visual cues imply a Latin American setting. Children will eat this congenial collection right up. "--Kirkus Reviews
"A wholesome book about friendship, early learning experiences and community."--Magpies Magazine