Round Is a Tortilla

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Round Is a Tortilla

A Book of Shapes

By Roseanne Thong; John Parra (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books, Hardcover, 9781452106168, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 19, 2013

Description
In this lively picture book, children discover a world of shapes all around them: rectangles are ice-cream carts and stone metates, triangles are slices of watermelon and quesadillas. Many of the featured objects are Latino in origin, and all are universal in appeal. With rich, boisterous illustrations, a fun-to-read rhyming text, and an informative glossary, this playful concept book will reinforce the shapes found in every child's day.


About the Author
Roseanne Greenfield Thong is a journalist and English teacher. She is the author of Round Is a Mooncake, Red Is a Dragon, One Is a Drummer, and Wish. She lives in Fountain Valley, California.

John Parra is an award-winning illustrator, artist, educator, and designer. His illustrations are featured in When Thunder Comes by J. Patrick Lewis. His Hispanic roots and heritage provide a rich cultural palette of inspiring imagery and customs. He lives in Jamaica, New York.


Praise For Round Is a Tortilla

"A perfect choice for the very youngest audiences."--School Library Journal Extra Helping

"Take a tour of Latino culture and learn about shapes at the same time."-Library Media Connection

"Poetic ode to shapes." - Publishers Weekly