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Quinito's Neighborhood / El Vecindario de Quinito

By Ina Cumpiano
Illustrated by José Ramírez

Paperback: $9.95

Six Pack: $59.70

Quinito knows that his neighborhood is made up of much more than just buildings, streets, and shops—it is made up of all the people he knows and loves. People like his grown-up cousin Tita, who learns how to make people laugh in clown school, and his aunt, who paints murals to brighten up the streets. Everyone in the neighborhood has an important job, and each friend and neighbor knows and values everyone else.

José Ramírez's jewel-like paintings vibrate with life and energy, and bring Quinito’s charming neighborhood journey to life. Quinito's Neighborhood will inspire readers to explore and appreciate their own neighborhoods, and show them the boundless array of different jobs in their communities.

About the Creators

Thumb_thumb Ina Cumpiano - Author

is a Puerto Rican writer and editor. Morning and night, she edits books, plays with her eleven grandkids (big and small), writes poems (good and bad), and travels (near and far). She lives in San Francisco, California.

Thumb_thumb José Ramírez

is an artist, author, elementary school teacher, and illustrator of six children's books and counting. He lives in Los Angeles, California with his three daughters: Tonantzin, Luna, and Sol.

About This Title

ISBN

Paperback: 9780892392292

Six Pack: 9780892392483

Awards

Finalist, Best Read Aloud Book Award
ReadBoston

Guided Reading:

K

Spanish Guided Reading:

J

Lexile:

490L

Interest Level:

Grades K - 2

Reading Level:

Grades 2 - 3

Themes

Comparing/Classifying/Measuring, Occupations, Neighbors, Mothers, Latino/Hispanic/Mexican Interest, Home, Fathers, Families, Childhood Experiences and Memories, Breaking Gender Barriers, Bilingual, Beginning Concepts, Identity/Self Esteem/Confidence, Pride, Realistic Fiction

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