Books by Cynthia Weill

ANIMAL TALK by Cynthia Weill
Released: April 23, 2016

"A beautiful, playful, childcentric approach to language learning—and if it spawns conversations about dialects, so much the better. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Continuing her First Concepts in Mexican Folk Art series, Weill presents 15 animals and their sounds in both English and Spanish, accompanied by models crafted by Fuentes and Broa. Read full book review >
I'M GLAD I DID by Cynthia Weill
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Mystery, romance and insider music-industry detail distinguish this intriguing 1960s coming-of-age story. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
An aspiring songwriter accepts a summer job with a music publisher in 1963 New York City, where she learns about her family, her friends and herself. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Just right for the Day of the Dead or for a fresh take on family structures—tan lindo! (Picture book. 4-8)"
Though they are skeletons, this family couldn't be friendlier. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"While not the only counting book children will ever need, this peek into Mexico's art and traditions is certainly one of the most joyous they'll encounter. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Playful ceramics enact a traditional Mexican festival parade, from uno to diez. Read full book review >
Released: July 1, 2011

"Even with its design flaws, the book remains a good choice for bilingual storytimes and conversations about color. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Following Opuestos (2009), Weill introduces colors with mixed success in the latest book in her bilingual First Concepts with Mexican Folk Art series. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Book Day celebrations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This second work by one of the authors of ABeCedarios (2007) follows its predecessor's highly praised concept and design. Read full book review >
TEN MICE FOR TET by Pegi Deitz Shea
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Altogether, an inviting, informative introduction to the holiday—and the only separate title for younger readers that's not routine assignment fodder. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
Readers and pre-readers alike will get generous measures of cultural information from this look at preparations for the Vietnamese New Year celebration. Read full book review >