Monica Brown / Illus. John Parra
A story in English based on the life of one of the world's most influential painters, Frida Kahlo, and the animals that inspired her art and life. The fascinating Mexican artist is remembered for her self-portraits, her dramatic works featuring bold and vibrant colours. Her work brought attention to Mexican and indigenous culture and she is also renowned for her works celebrating the female form.
Brown's story recounts Frida's beloved pets—two monkeys, a parrot, three dogs, two turkeys, an eagle, a black cat, and a fawn—and playfully considers how Frida embodied many wonderful characteristics of each animal.
Frida Kahlo and her Animalitos is written in English. It is also available in Spanish.
Suggested age range: 4 - 9 years
Hardcover, 40pp, 225 x 265mm