Maria Had a Little Llama / María Tenía Una Llamita (Hardcover)
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805093339, 32pp.
Publication Date: August 20, 2013
Everyone knows about Mary and her little lamb. But do you know Maria?
With gorgeous, Peruvian-inspired illustrations and English and Spanish retellings, Angela Dominguez gives a fresh new twist to the classic rhyme. Maria and her mischievous little llama will steal your heart.
About the Author
Angela Dominguez was born in Mexico City, grew up in the great state of Texas, and now resides on the east coast. She is the author and illustrator of several books for children including Maria Had a Little Llama, which received the American Library Association Pura Belpré Illustration Honor. Recently, she received her second Pura Belpré Honor for her illustrations in Mango, Abuela, and Me written by Meg Medina. When Angela is not in her studio, she teaches at the Academy of Art University, which honored her with their Distinguished Alumni Award in 2013. She also enjoys presenting at different schools and libraries to all sorts of ages. Angela is a proud member of SCBWI, PEN America, and represented by Wernick and Pratt Literary Agency. As a child, she loved reading books and making a mess creating pictures. She's delighted to still be doing both.
Praise For Maria Had a Little Llama / María Tenía Una Llamita…
“A fresh and enjoyable reimagining of a traditional children's rhyme.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A solid addition to a bilingual storytime program.” —BCCB
“This is a scene young children will return to again and again.” —The Horn Book