{"id":8291351331053,"title":"Squawk of Spanish","handle":"squawk-of-spanish","description":"\u003ch6\u003eComing August 13, 2024. Pre-order today!\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/gabriella-aldeman\"\u003eGabriella Aldeman\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/romina-galotta\"\u003eRomina Galotta\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cb\u003eMax can rrrroll!\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMax finds his Spanish-speaking voice with the help of his abuela's pet, Lorito, a talkative parrot, in this sweet and heartwarming picture book. \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMax isn't confident with his Spanish, especially rolling his Rs, and his cousins always tease him about it. But he loves spending weekends baking with his Spanish-speaking abuela, while Lorito the parrot helps translate. But when Lorito disappears for a day, Max and Abuela must figure out how to communicate. Max's Spanish doesn’t have to be perfect, and Abuela can attempt a little English. 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She has a mission to make educational content accessible to Spanish-speaking families and engage readers with rhymes, alliterations, and worlds of wonder. She also writes for young people. She is the author of the picture book\u003cem\u003e Paula's Patches.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/gabriella-aldeman\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Gabriella.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRomina Galotta, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRomina Galotta is an Argentinian author\/illustrator, animal lover, passionate foodie, and forever traveler. She has a degree in graphic design from the University of Buenos Aires. Her other talents include bird rescuing, tattooing, pizza making, and knitting cozy sweaters. She lives with her husband and dogs in Buenos Aires, Argentina.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/romina-galotta\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Romina.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eChildren's Literature\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003cp\u003eMax loves to bake with his abuela on Sundays. Together they make delicious polvorones, cocadas, and tres leches. However, there is one challenge. Max's abuela only speaks Spanish, but he speaks English. Max understands many words but he is always too nervous to speak Spanish because his cousins tease him. Thus, abuela and Max communicate with the help of abuela's parrot, Lorito, who has memorized all her recipes. Then one Sunday, Lorito is nowhere to be found. Abuela wants to bake with Max, but he is hesitant without Lorito. Regardless, Max does his best to communicate with her in Spanish. He begins speaking a few words and realizes he knows more than he thinks! This heart-warming story offers encouragement to children learning a second language. Aldeman shows nervous speakers that it is ok to make mistakes. This is what helps us learn and practicing will allow us to get better. I recommend this story for bilingual households and classrooms with children 4-8 years old.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003cp\u003eA young Latine boy struggles to speak Spanish with his grandmother.\nEvery Sunday, Max helps Abuela bake. His grandmother speaks only Spanish, but they communicate through the sweet treats they whip up: polvorones, cocadas, and tres leches. Plus, they have help from Abuela’s bilingual parrot, Lorito, who squawks reminders about what ingredients they need (\"Arroz,\" \"Leche\"). Max knows he should try harder to speak Spanish, but his cousins make fun of him, which makes him self-conscious. “My Rs won’t roll. My words knot in my throat,” Max says. One Sunday, Lorito is at church (he likes to perch nearby and sing along to hymns), so Max and Abuela are on their own. Max confronts his fears and attempts to speak Spanish as they prepare arroz con leche—rice pudding—for a competition at the county fair. This time, he bridges the gap and bonds with Abuela in a new way: “My words tumble out dry and rusty, but I don’t mind anymore.” Galotta’s watercolor illustrations are warm and inviting, especially the depictions of Lorito, who’s by turn wise and endearing. With its effective use of figurative language, Aldeman’s matter-of-factly reassuring text will especially resonate with bilingual children feeling intimidated speaking their non-native tongue.\nA tenderly triumphant tale of overcoming language barriers. 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But when Lorito disappears for a day, Max and Abuela must figure out how to communicate. Max's Spanish doesn’t have to be perfect, and Abuela can attempt a little English. 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She has a mission to make educational content accessible to Spanish-speaking families and engage readers with rhymes, alliterations, and worlds of wonder. She also writes for young people. She is the author of the picture book\u003cem\u003e Paula's Patches.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/gabriella-aldeman\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Gabriella.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRomina Galotta, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRomina Galotta is an Argentinian author\/illustrator, animal lover, passionate foodie, and forever traveler. She has a degree in graphic design from the University of Buenos Aires. Her other talents include bird rescuing, tattooing, pizza making, and knitting cozy sweaters. She lives with her husband and dogs in Buenos Aires, Argentina.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/romina-galotta\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Romina.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eChildren's Literature\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003cp\u003eMax loves to bake with his abuela on Sundays. Together they make delicious polvorones, cocadas, and tres leches. However, there is one challenge. Max's abuela only speaks Spanish, but he speaks English. Max understands many words but he is always too nervous to speak Spanish because his cousins tease him. Thus, abuela and Max communicate with the help of abuela's parrot, Lorito, who has memorized all her recipes. Then one Sunday, Lorito is nowhere to be found. Abuela wants to bake with Max, but he is hesitant without Lorito. Regardless, Max does his best to communicate with her in Spanish. He begins speaking a few words and realizes he knows more than he thinks! This heart-warming story offers encouragement to children learning a second language. Aldeman shows nervous speakers that it is ok to make mistakes. This is what helps us learn and practicing will allow us to get better. I recommend this story for bilingual households and classrooms with children 4-8 years old.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003cp\u003eA young Latine boy struggles to speak Spanish with his grandmother.\nEvery Sunday, Max helps Abuela bake. His grandmother speaks only Spanish, but they communicate through the sweet treats they whip up: polvorones, cocadas, and tres leches. Plus, they have help from Abuela’s bilingual parrot, Lorito, who squawks reminders about what ingredients they need (\"Arroz,\" \"Leche\"). Max knows he should try harder to speak Spanish, but his cousins make fun of him, which makes him self-conscious. “My Rs won’t roll. My words knot in my throat,” Max says. One Sunday, Lorito is at church (he likes to perch nearby and sing along to hymns), so Max and Abuela are on their own. Max confronts his fears and attempts to speak Spanish as they prepare arroz con leche—rice pudding—for a competition at the county fair. This time, he bridges the gap and bonds with Abuela in a new way: “My words tumble out dry and rusty, but I don’t mind anymore.” Galotta’s watercolor illustrations are warm and inviting, especially the depictions of Lorito, who’s by turn wise and endearing. With its effective use of figurative language, Aldeman’s matter-of-factly reassuring text will especially resonate with bilingual children feeling intimidated speaking their non-native tongue.\nA tenderly triumphant tale of overcoming language barriers. 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Squawk of Spanish

Coming August 13, 2024. Pre-order today!

By: Gabriella Aldeman / Illustrated by: Romina Galotta

Max can rrrroll!

Max finds his Spanish-speaking voice with the help of his abuela's pet, Lorito, a talkative parrot, in this sweet and heartwarming picture book.

Max isn't confident with his Spanish, especially rolling his Rs, and his cousins always tease him about it. But he loves spending weekends baking with his Spanish-speaking abuela, while Lorito the parrot helps translate. But when Lorito disappears for a day, Max and Abuela must figure out how to communicate. Max's Spanish doesn’t have to be perfect, and Abuela can attempt a little English. Trying is what counts!

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Gabriella Aldeman, author

Gabriella Aldeman works with education nonprofits and children's book authors and publishers to translate English content into Spanish. She has a mission to make educational content accessible to Spanish-speaking families and engage readers with rhymes, alliterations, and worlds of wonder. She also writes for young people. She is the author of the picture book Paula's Patches.

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Romina Galotta, illustrator

Romina Galotta is an Argentinian author/illustrator, animal lover, passionate foodie, and forever traveler. She has a degree in graphic design from the University of Buenos Aires. Her other talents include bird rescuing, tattooing, pizza making, and knitting cozy sweaters. She lives with her husband and dogs in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Max loves to bake with his abuela on Sundays. Together they make delicious polvorones, cocadas, and tres leches. However, there is one challenge. Max's abuela only speaks Spanish, but he speaks English. Max understands many words but he is always too nervous to speak Spanish because his cousins tease him. Thus, abuela and Max communicate with the help of abuela's parrot, Lorito, who has memorized all her recipes. Then one Sunday, Lorito is nowhere to be found. Abuela wants to bake with Max, but he is hesitant without Lorito. Regardless, Max does his best to communicate with her in Spanish. He begins speaking a few words and realizes he knows more than he thinks! This heart-warming story offers encouragement to children learning a second language. Aldeman shows nervous speakers that it is ok to make mistakes. This is what helps us learn and practicing will allow us to get better. I recommend this story for bilingual households and classrooms with children 4-8 years old.

Kirkus Reviews

A young Latine boy struggles to speak Spanish with his grandmother. Every Sunday, Max helps Abuela bake. His grandmother speaks only Spanish, but they communicate through the sweet treats they whip up: polvorones, cocadas, and tres leches. Plus, they have help from Abuela’s bilingual parrot, Lorito, who squawks reminders about what ingredients they need ("Arroz," "Leche"). Max knows he should try harder to speak Spanish, but his cousins make fun of him, which makes him self-conscious. “My Rs won’t roll. My words knot in my throat,” Max says. One Sunday, Lorito is at church (he likes to perch nearby and sing along to hymns), so Max and Abuela are on their own. Max confronts his fears and attempts to speak Spanish as they prepare arroz con leche—rice pudding—for a competition at the county fair. This time, he bridges the gap and bonds with Abuela in a new way: “My words tumble out dry and rusty, but I don’t mind anymore.” Galotta’s watercolor illustrations are warm and inviting, especially the depictions of Lorito, who’s by turn wise and endearing. With its effective use of figurative language, Aldeman’s matter-of-factly reassuring text will especially resonate with bilingual children feeling intimidated speaking their non-native tongue. A tenderly triumphant tale of overcoming language barriers. (author’s note, glossary, recipe for Lorito’s arroz con leche)

English Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-62354-392-1

Spanish Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-62354-417-1

Ages: 5-7
Page count: 32
8 x 10

Publication date: August 13, 2024