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In Autumn/En Otoño

Celebrate the autumn season in both English and Spanish!

In autumn, leaves fall. I can fall like a leaf!
En otoño, las hojas caen. ¡Puedo caer como una hoja!

Vibrant photographs paired with text in both English and Spanish follow one little girl as she personifies all of her favorite things about the season: leaves falling, wind blowing, and more. Welcome the autumn season and build language skills with this bilingual board book!


"Young readers will enjoy seeing the child in the photographs falling into the leaves, puffing cheeks up to blow like the wind, or trying to look as scary as a scarecrow... An upbeat introduction to the season for the very young." - Kirkus Reviews
"Emphasizing similes, Manso uses a repeating structure of statements (in both English and Spanish) followed by questions: 'In autumn... pumpkins smile. I can smile like a pumpkin! Can you smile like a pumpkin?' Momohara’s photographs of the girl appear against blue backdrops that evoke crisp autumn skies and contrast pleasingly with the girl’s yellow romper and smatterings of bright fall leaves."
- Publishers Weekly
"With engaging text by Susana Madinabeitia Manso and eye-popping photo illustrations by Emily Hanako Momohara, this pair of concept picture books [In Spring/En Primavera and In Autumn/En Otoño] offers an appealing approach to traditions commonly associated with each season." - Christa Jiménez, Latinxs in Kid Lit blog

Publication Information

List Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-1-936669-61-5
Publication Date: September 2017
Format: Board book
Dimensions: 5.5" x 5.5"
Page Count: 14
Ages: 0-3


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About the Author: 

Susana Madinabeitia Manso is a Spanish teacher and translator. She received her Masters of Arts at West Virginia University and now teaches Spanish at Miami University. Her comprehension of interlinguistic and intercultural communication has led her to appreciate the value of a smile. And she smiles a lot.

About the Photographer: 

Emily Hanako Momohara is an artist and academic in photography and video arts. She received her Masters of Fine Arts at the University of Kansas and now teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati as an Associate Professor. Her mixed-race background and belief in education leads her to a variety of commercial and fine art projects about multi-culturalism.