Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos with Companion Text Sets

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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, escrita por Monica Brown e ilustrada por John Parra, se basa en la vida de una de las pintoras más influyentes del mundo, Frida Kahlo, y los animales que inspiraron su arte y su vida.

La historia de Brown cuenta las queridas mascotas de Frida – dos monos, un loro, tres perros, dos pavos, un águila, un gato negro y un cervatillo – y considera juguetonamente cómo Frida encarnaba muchas características maravillosas de cada animal.

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