Cerca / Close (Board book)

By Juan Felipe Herrera, Blanca Gómez (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763690625, 14pp.

Publication Date: September 17, 2019

List Price: 7.99*
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Description

Some things are close — cerca. Others are far — lejos. With sweet simplicity, this charming dual-language board book and its companion volume, Lejos/Far, engage young children.

Mi cuarto está cerca de la cocina. My bedroom is close to the kitchen.

As she walks from her kitchen through a daisy-filled yard to the house next door, a little girl notices things that are close to each other — just as the little boy she goes to visit is close to her.


About the Author

Juan Felipe Herrera is a poet, artist, and activist. He was the U.S. Poet Laureate from 2015 to 2017. He is the creator of Jabberwalking and the author of Imagine, illustrated by Lauren Castillo. He lives in Fresno, California.

Blanca Gómez started drawing illustrations for her mom when she was a child. Now she illustrates for people from near and far, all over the world. She lives in Madrid, Spain.


Praise For Cerca / Close

A bilingual Spanish/English spatial-awareness concept book...Quiet, simple, and sweet.
—Kirkus Reviews