Un Dia Con Mis Tias/A Day With My Aunts

By Anilu Bernardo; Christina Rodriguez (Illustrator)
(Pinata Books, Hardcover, 9781558853744, 32pp.)

Publication Date: October 2006

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Saturdays are special days for Isabel. She spends the day with her lively aunts who shower her with love and special attention. As Isabel enters her aunts' house one Saturday morning, she is greeted by Tia Dulce and the savory scent of cinnamon. Isabel wonders what she will learn to cook today. After Isabel helps Tia Dulce make a special snack, Tia Rosa and Isabel steal away for a special beauty hour. Tia Rosa's closet and jewelry box are a treasure trove full of fancy shoes, dresses, make-up, and jewelry. When she's all dressed up, Isabel runs to her Tia Clara who exclaims, "You're dressed for dancing!" Together they twirl to the rhythm of the music, working up an appetite for their special afternoon snack. With vibrant illustrations by Christina Rodriguez, Isabel's day with her aunts will delight children ages 3-7 who will identify with time spent learning and laughing with loving relatives. And for those children--and adults too--who want to make their own special afternoon snack, Un dia con mis tias / A Day with My Aunts contains a recipe for meat empanadas in both English and Spanish.

About the Author
Anilu Bernardo's award-winning books for young readers include Fitting In (Pinata Books, 1996), recipient of the 1997 Paterson Prize for Young People and the 1997 Skipping Stones Honor Award; Jumping Off to Freedom (Pinata Books, 1996); and Loves Me, Loves Me Not (Pinata Books, 1998), which was named to the American Library Association's 2000 Yalsa Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults and The New York Public Library's 2000 Books for the Teen Age. She currently lives in Plantation, Florida with her family.

Christina Rodriguez is the illustrator of two picture books for children: Mayte and the Bogeyman/Mayte y el Cuco (Pinata Books, 2006) and Un dia con mis Tias/A Day with My Aunts (Pinata Books, 2006). She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2003 with a BFA in illustration. A freelance illustrator, she lives and works in Minnesota.
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