¡Olinguito, de la A a la Z! Descubriendo el bosque nublado /Olinguito, from A to Z! Unveiling the Cloud Forest
By Publishers Weekly
In a bilingual, wildlife-themed alphabet book, readers explore the Ecuadoran Andes, joining a visiting zoologist on the hunt for a “dozing olinguito” (an extensive afterword explains that the olinguito, similar to a raccoon, was only first identified in 2003). Most of the alphabetical alliteration appears in the Spanish phrases (“Nubes, niebla y neblina anidan el noble bosque nublado” translates as “Clouds, fog, and mist nestle in the noble cloud forest”), placing a firm emphasis on that language throughout. Delacre’s (How Far Do You Love Me?) fluid mixed-media collages capture the jungle environment in eye-catching splashes of patterns and color, and the zoologist can be seen in the distance of the images, providing a seek-and-find element. A rich and layered trip to the Andean cloud forest that revels in the miracles of biodiversity.
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