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Frida Kahlo And Her Animalitos (Hardcover)
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Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor 2018
ALA Notable Childrens Book 2018
New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Childrens Book of 2017
Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2017
Smithsonian Top Ten Best Childrens Book of 2017
2018 Bank Street Best Childrens Book of the Year
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos, written by Monica Brown and illustrated by John Parra, is based on the life of one of the worlds most influential painters, Frida Kahlo, and the animals that inspired her art and life.
The fascinating Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is remembered for her self-portraits, her dramatic works featuring bold and vibrant colors. Her work brought attention to Mexican and indigenous culture and she is also renowned for her works celebrating the female form.
Browns story recounts Fridas beloved pets—two monkeys, a parrot, three dogs, two turkeys, an eagle, a black cat, and a fawn—and playfully considers how Frida embodied many wonderful characteristics of each animal.