Monica Brown / Illus. John Parra
A story in Spanish 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 y Sus Animalitos is written entirely in Spanish as it is aimed at native speakers. It is published in the US and uses Latin-American Spanish. It is also available in English.
Suggested age range:
Native Spanish Speaker: 4 - 8 years
Learners of Spanish as an additional language: 4 - 11+ years
Hardcover, 40pp, 225 x 265mm