Outside Todo El Dia (Board Books)
Nature in English y Espanol (Artekids)
Trinity University Press, 9781595348302, 16pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2017
ArteKids board books show children the world of art through imaginative paintings, sculpture, photographs, and drawings, with text in English and Spanish. Outside Todo el Dia Nature in English y Espanol introduces children to the wonders of nature by connecting them to art in a unique, fun, and colorful way. Terms for outdoor concepts like sky/cielo, water/aqua, mountain/montana, flora (tree/arbol and flower/flor), and fauna are represented by masterful artworks from around the world. The contrast of night (noche) and day (dia) are shown through Latin American needlework and an Ansel Adams photograph. The seasons (primavera, verano, otono, invierno) are expressed in bluebonnets by Julian Onderdonk, a beach scene by Pablo Camus, and the cottonwoods of Joseph Henry Sharp. Madeleine Budnick's wonderful collages and designs weave together phrases and images that bring the wind, sun, and oceans to life. Work from the collections of the San Antonio Museum of Art, by masters like Alfred Thompson Bricher, Alma Nungarrayi Granites, Betty Carrington, Winslow Homer, Nicolino Calyo, Martin Johnson Heade, Armand Guillaumin, Ernest Lawson, and Lori LeJeune, is incorporated with phrases and words in English and Spanish, making bilingual learning and art exciting for young learners and their teachers and parents. The ArteKids bilingual board books are made sturdy for little hands and "awesomundo" for bright minds The series also includes Vamos, Body , Hello, Circulos , 1, 2, 3, Si , Animal Amigos , Colores Everywhere , and Black and Blanco Outside Todo el Dia Nature in English y Espanol invites children to explore the world outside through language and imagery that ignites their imagination.
About the Author
Madeleine Budnick is the author, series editor, and designer of the ArteKids books. Budnick got her start designing books twenty-plus years ago and has of late been getting involved in written content as well. She brings to the series a passion for the arts (she holds a degree in art history and drawing) and a commitment to creating books that aim to inspire and enrich a child's world. In addition, she is deeply committed to language education and celebrating cultural richness. Her two young daughters--who knowingly and unknowingly act as consultants on the project--are in a language immersion school. Creating books that combine all these interests makes Budnick's work for ArteKids as much like play as the law allows. She lives in Portland, Oregon.