Books by Viví Escrivá

NONFICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"Escrivá's depictions of children and the animals' humorous expressions infuse each page with an infectious, childlike happiness. (Nursery rhymes. 1-7)"
Ada and Campoy team up again (¡Pío Peep!, 2003, etc.) to produce this lovely anthology of rhymes, songs and poems from the Hispanic oral tradition. Read full book review >
MY GRANDMA/MI ABUELITA by Ginger Foglesong Guy
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2007

"Full of excitement and family warmth, this is a charming title for the very youngest book lovers. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Once again, Guy and Escrivá combine their talents to produce an almost wordless bilingual story. Read full book review >
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 >
MY SCHOOL/MI ESCUELA by Ginger Foglesong Guy
FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: July 1, 2006

"Perfect for short attention spans and for encouraging the beginnings of bilingualism. (Picture book. 1-5)"
More a beginning bilingual word book than a story, Guy's text begins with "escuela / school" and moves on through "niños / children," "clase / classroom," "comba / jump rope" and other school-related pairs of words to present a basic vocabulary of the school day. Read full book review >
¡PÍO PEEP! by Alma Flor Ada
POETRY
Released: April 1, 2003

"Escrivá's pastoral paintings of sweet-faced children and adults dressed in a mix of traditional and contemporary clothing are pleasant accompaniments. (Poetry. 4-8)"
Hoping to introduce the rich heritage of Spanish nursery rhymes to children of all backgrounds, the editors have selected many of the best-known traditional rhymes, most originally from Spain, but now spread throughout Latin America. Read full book review >