Toddlers will love the repetition and silly sounds in this fun chanting book celebrating amazing things about Central America!
From swimming in the sea in Panama to smelling abuela's cafecito in Costa Rica, there are so many things to love about Central America! This fun and rhythmic book, inspired by Brown Bear, Brown Bear, was written by young mothers who wanted to celebrate their Central American heritage with their children. The result? Sweet sayings, fun sounds, and charming collages in a bilingual children's book that will make little ones clap, smile, and learn about the world.
Araceli Figueroa is from Honduras and is a mother to four children: Alena, Bryan, Carlos, and Ismael. She is a student at University of the District of Columbia where she studies Human Development. Araceli wrote this book to teach her children about their heritage, and to show them that they can do anything. She never thought she would be an author and is excited to share this book with her children — and with you!
Edith López is from Honduras and has a son named Keyden who is in kindergarten. She currently works as a medical assistant and studies medical sonography at Northern Virginia Community College. Edith loves reading and running. She enjoys reading with her son and hopes other parents will enjoy reading this book together with their children, too.
Juliana Loza-Espinoza is from Mexico and has four children: Julian, Mia, Emelia, and Lyanna. She recently graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine where she studied Biomedical Informatics. She enjoys drawing and reading with her kids. Juliana is excited to share a slice of life of Latino culture and hopes this book will help kids connect with their cultural heritage.
Illustrator Shurjo Mukhi is a multimedia artist from San Jose, CA based in Washington, DC. They hope to always create and reimagine with community--to use art as a way to manifest healthy loves and ways of being in real and dream worlds. They enjoy using colors, textures, and a mix of media in both finding and sharing their growing voice. They are committed to grounding their art practice in anti-racist, caste abolitionist, and LGBTQ+ liberation movements, as well as in material unlearning and reparations as a caste privileged individual.