Books by Mimi Chapra

SPARKY’S BARK/EL LADRIDO DE SPARKY by Mimi Chapra
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"Sweet, languid and full of family warmth, this is perhaps better suited to one-on-one parent-child readings than group read-alouds and should prove especially useful where immigration and separated families are part of the local fabric. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Something of the tenderness of 1960s and '70s picture books suffuses this bilingual tale of a young girl's trip with her mother from tropical Latin America to Ohio to visit relatives. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Sweet-tempered and inviting, Chapra's debut zeroes in on a common emotion, while also introducing Amelia's Cuban culture, inserting Spanish words into the English text, and referring in passing to children named Parvati, Moyo, and Akio. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Amelia, a young Cuban immigrant to the US, is so excited to think of the possibilities of her first "show-and-tell" experience that she doesn't quite get the directions down; instead of bringing something small to put in the basket and pass around the room, she wears her fiesta dress. Read full book review >