Juana & Lucas by Juana Medina
I have fallen truly deeply madly in love with Juana & Lucas. The concept is intriguing. Characters are charming. Illustrations integrate seemlessly with the story. Design of text, individual pages, and total layout is eye-catching and make the entire book a joy for early readers. Spanish words and phrases flow naturally within the context of the book. This is an innovative template for youngsters learning about another language and culture. What a terrific way to hook readers.
Medina's foray into books for early learners is so clever, so charming. It improves with each reading.