Green Is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors (Hardcover)

Green Is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors By Roseanne Thong, John Parra (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Roseanne Thong, John Parra (Illustrator)
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Pura Belpré Award, Illustrator Honor
Latino Book Award, Winner

Green is a chile pepper, spicy and hot.
Green is cilantro inside our pot.

In this lively picture book, children discover a world of colors all around them: red is spices and swirling skirts, yellow is masa, tortillas, and sweet corn cake. Many of the featured objects are Latino in origin, and all are universal in appeal. With rich, boisterous illustrations, a fun-to-read rhyming text, and an informative glossary, this playful concept book will reinforce the colors found in every child's day!

About the Author

John Parra is an award-winning illustrator, artist, educator, and designer. He lives in Jamaica, New York.

Roseanne Greenfield Thong is a journalist and English teacher. She is the author of Round Is a Tortilla, Round Is a Mooncake, Red Is a Dragon, One Is a Drummer, and Wish. She lives in Fountain Valley, California.

Praise For…

"This bright and cheerful picture book helps teach colors through items that are special in Latinx cultures."—Romper

"Bold illustrations, rhyming words and Spanish color words make this a special read for preschoolers. An included Spanish glossary highlights cultural facts that make this a great read for older children as well."--Spartenburg Herald-Journal

“Buoyant rhyming text is perfect for reading aloud… stunning folk-art illustrations offer vibrant scenes that children will return to again and again”--School Library Journal, starred review

"A fun dive into culture and vocabulary (both English and Spanish) as well as color. And one more thing: the art work is just amazing!"--New York Family

"Very rare picture book featuring Latino kiddos. Lovely on the eye. Rhymes to boot."--Eizabeth Bird, New York Times Public Library Collections Specialist

Product Details
ISBN: 9781452102030
ISBN-10: 1452102031
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: February 18th, 2014
Pages: 40
Language: English
Series: A Latino Book of Concepts