Books by Santiago Cohen

ZOO DAY ¡OLÉ! by Phillis Gershator
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"While the infectious rhyme and repetition reinforced by page turns make for an effective presentation of the numbers in both languages, the pages do not show numerals—a perplexing choice for a counting concept book. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A trip to the zoo includes not only the thrill of seeing the different animals but, with Abuelita, it also means counting in Spanish from one to ten with each activity of the day. Read full book review >
BEFORE YOU WERE HERE, MI AMOR by Samantha R. Vamos
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"This Spanish-flavored introduction, with its universal message of love for new babies and siblings, will become a favorite among growing bilingual families. (glossary) (Picture book. 3-5)"
A new baby is welcomed by the entire family as Mami recounts everything that happened in preparation for and anticipation of the little one's arrival. Read full book review >
ONE SMART SKUNK by Harriet Ziefert
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Collections in need of easy, bright science-influenced titles could do worse, but this isn't essential. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Rebecca, the skunk of the title, lives under a suburban back porch. Read full book review >
HOME FOR NAVIDAD by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2003

"Children will strongly identify with her dream, at the end of the long day, of her mother wrapping her in her arms on Christmas day. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cohen's reds, greens, and blues practically glow, and the sharp black outlines that he lays on them, particularly to highlight the human characters, recall both children's drawings and the winning nonchalance of Ludwig Bemelmans. Read full book review >
MY LIFE AMONG THE ALIENS by Gail Gauthier
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 1996

"With zany black-and-white cartoons of small angular figures, this is a droll and irreverent comedy, at the center of which beats a heart of gold. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Brash good humor from a newcomer who is anything but starry eyed. Read full book review >