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In Spring/En Primavera

Celebrate the spring season in both English and Spanish!

In spring, seeds grow. I want to grow like a seed!
En primavera, las semillas crecen. ¡Quiero crecer como una semilla!

In this bilingual board book, a joyful little boy celebrates all of his favorite things about spring, from seeds growing to puddles splashing. Vibrant photographs paired with text in both English and Spanish make for an engaging read-aloud that kids will enjoy year round!


"Manso uses simple, direct sentences and a repeating structure, ending each spread with a question that invites reader response... Momohara’s photo-collages give the book real charm: set against soft, canvas-textured backdrops, they show the boy stretching his arms up like a growing sprout, splashing through puddles, and whistling to mimic birdsong." - 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: 978-1-936669-56-1
Publication Date: April 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.