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La Catrina: Emotions-Emociones: Emotions - Emociones

(Lil' Libros)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  112 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Inspired by one of the most recognize symbols of Dia de Muertos or "Day of the Dead," a holiday that celebrates life and remembers the dearly departed, this book will introduce little ones to emotional expressions and their first English and Spanish words. ...more
Board Book, 22 pages
Published January 2nd 2018 by Lil' Libros (first published 2017)
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Karina
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bilingual quickie board book. (Spanish-English)

Great book for the littles. Pictures were beautiful and one word emotions. I would say it in Spanish and they'd have to tell me what that was in English. Tested their little big brains a bit but they enjoyed it.
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Diana
Dec 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids, storytime
Not a fan (at all!) of Day of the Dead style skeletons, but they were GREAT here. The expressions were not as clear as I would have liked them to be, but the girl on "surprised" was so darn cute that I didn't even care! lol ...more
Dora
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One word emotion words in English and Spanish.
Chrisanne
Mar 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
So fun. Though I think E needs to be a little older to make the connection between the skeleton faces and normal faces.
Kristen Hylton
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: storytime
This book was a really great one to read at bilingual family storytime! My audience has been skewing younger lately (most are 1.5 years; a few are 4-5), and this book was just perfect for that age range. Each page has one word on it in both English and Spanish, and an illustration of the emotion conveyed by that word. Books like this can help kids put a word to how they feel, which helps them communicate and be better understood! It's an important step toward self-regulation. And it also helps k ...more
Kayla - the.bookish.mama
This is a wonderful bilingual board book to celebrate Dia de Muertos and to learn about emotions. The illustrations are gorgeous! The color and the expressions of the skeletons are sure to engage the youngest reader. I thought that the way the emotions are portrayed were also very recognizable for little ones. This is a great and simple texted board book to learn both English and Spanish.
Cheriee Weichel
Aug 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ada-everett
With board books and babies, there is no such thing as a finished date. I'm calling this one finished anyway even if I've only read it 10 times in the past few days. My granddaughter loves it. Her mother reads it to her in Spanish and I read it to her in English. She gets excited by each new expression, and is even a bit worried by the angry face. ...more
Earl
Feb 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Apparently this series has been around awhile but it's only recently that I've been seeing them recently. A fun bilingual (English/Spanish) board book series that introduces concepts to babies and toddlers usually with some sort of Spanish influence or reference. ...more
Michelle M
Why does a book with twenty words need two authors?
Jillian Heise
I ADORE this series of Latin American bilingual concept board books. This one in particular is delightful and great for social-emotional lessons.
Meg
Aug 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: board-books, children
I really like the concept, but it's a bit difficult to tell nuanced emotions from the faces of Day of the Dead skeletons. ...more
Erin Stuhlsatz
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
I'm looking for a good emotions book for my babe, but I seem to keep finding ones that are not of human faces! That said, the art in this book was beautiful. ...more
Lisa
Sep 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Very cute. My anatomy-obsessed 3yo loves the skeletons, and I love being able to introduce her to Spanish (and reinforce emotional vocabulary)!
Jamie Bechtelheimer
Aug 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A fun board book about emotions with cute, engaging illustrations!
Rebecca
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: past-favorite
We. loved. this. book. The illustrations are so bright and wonderful. Each page has an emotion in both Spanish and English. In the 3 weeks that I had it home from the library, I bet I read it at least 50 times (I'm not kidding). Now my 20 month old son toddles around the house making all the hand motions to accompany the emotion (hand to the cheek with a shocked expression for surprise/sporendido, scratching his head for confused/confundido). He even walks up and says "amada" while giving us hug ...more
Tori
A simple, bilingual board book naming various emotions in both English and Spanish. The illustrations are (adorable) Day of the Dead themed, with cute little painted skeletons making the faces to go with emotions. Would be a fun way to introduce Spanish vocabulary and would make a great Day of the Dead themed storytime pick.
Edited after storytime: Used this for Day of the Dead themed storytime, between other longer books. It worked beautifully. The kids loved the skeletons, repeated the Spanish
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