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New book at bububooks: Quinito’s Neighborhood/El Vecindario de Quinito

Posted by bububooks on June 30, 2009


The Cover of Quinito's Neighborhood

The Cover of Quinito's Neighborhood

Written by Ina Cumpiano and illustrated by José Ramírez, Quinito’s Neighborhood is a concept book that highlights the various aspects of a community.  In beautifully illustrated art, Quinito introduces us to the jobs of his parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and neighbors.  Children learn of various businesses and jobs that exist within neighborhoods—in both Spanish and English.  Booklist cites Quinito’s Neighborhood as a “vibrant depiction of a variety of individuals and the talents that energize the community in which they live.”  And Criticas writes the illustrations “introduce children to modern role models that reflect the changing workplace.”

Ms. Cumpiano is a Puerto Rican poet and translator who lives in San Francisco.  She has written nearly 20 children’s books and currently volunteers at a local kindergarten.


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