Synopses & Reviews
In a bilingual wildlife themed alphabet book readers explore the Ecuadoran Andes joining a visiting zoologist on the hunt for a “dozing olinguito” (an extensive afterword explains that the olinguito similar to a raccoon was only first identified in 2003). Most of the alphabetical alliteration appears in the Spanish phrases (“Nubes niebla y neblina anidan el noble bosque nublado” translates as “Clouds fog and mist nestle in the noble cloud forest”) placing a firm emphasis on that language throughout. Delacre’s (How Far Do You Love Me?) fluid mixed media collages capture the jungle environment in eye catching splashes of patterns and color and the zoologist can be seen in the distance of the images providing a seek and find element. A rich and layered trip to the Andean cloud forest that revels in the miracles of biodiversity. Ages 6–10. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."