Abecedarios: Mexican Folk Art ABCs in English and Spanish (Board Books)
"Featuring vibrant wooden sculptures by a Oaxacan family of artists...The highly saturated color backdrops and stunning sculptures win over readers of all ages."-- Publishers Weekly
"An outstanding alphabet book."-- Criticas
" A] colorful and inventive way for teaching a young child their ABCs. Highly recommended; even adults will enjoy lingering over the unique animal artistry."-- Midwest Book Review
Brothers Moises and Armando Jimenez carved the wonderful animal figures that illustrate each letter in ABeCedarios. Working with their wives and children, they meticulously hand-paint each enchanting animal. The Jimenez families live and work in the beautiful mountain village of Arrazola, Oaxaca.
About the Author
Cynthia Weill is director of the Center for Children's Literature at the Bank Street College of Education in New York City. She is the author of the successful First Concepts in Mexican Folk Art series. K.B. Basseches is an artist and an art educator. She taught Art Education at Virginia Commonwealth University until the birth of her son. She is now a full-time mother and fine artist. In 2005, she developed and curated a touring exhibition of adult, university and child artists' works to benefit the child victims of Hurricane Katrina.