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Macmillan Children's Book

Marta! Big & Small

Author: Jennifer Arena; illustrated by Angela Dominguez

Marta! Big & Small

Marta! Big & Small


About This Book

Marta, a curious, science-loving girl, explores the world of opposites and animals in this Spanish bilingual picture book.
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With simple Spanish and a glossary at the end, this fun read-aloud picture book, Marta! Big and Small, teaches little ones to identify opposites and animals and learn new words.

Marta is una niña, an ordinary girl . . . with some extraordinary animal friends!

As Marta explores the jungle, she knows she's bigger than a bug, smaller than an elephant, and faster than a turtle. But then she meets the snake, who thinks Marta is sabrosa—tasty, very tasty! But Marta is ingeniosa, a very clever girl, and she outsmarts the snake with hilarious results.

A School Library Journal Top 10 Latinx Book 2016

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Roaring Brook Press



In The News

“A cross between a concept book and a word book, this is a fun read-aloud to use anytime or in a bilingual storytime program.” —School Library Journal

“With repetitive text and child-friendly illustrations, this wonderful read-aloud invites the younger set to experience the tension, relief, and satisfaction of a great plot.” —School Library Journal, Top 10 Latinx 2016

“Arena’s clever, catchy text might invite some play-acting games, and the lively energy of her
informative words is well matched by Dominguez’ friendly, dynamic creatures in an earth-toned palette. This handy introduction to Spanish vocabulary is perfect for animal-lovers of all stripes.” —Booklist

“Pura Belpré honoree Dominguez's green, brown, and tan illustrations capture the movement in each spread . . . Marta's adventure is an enjoyable way to introduce animals, observe concepts, and identify comparisons and polarities in English and en Español.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Arena and Dominguez nimbly combine an exploration of relativity with an introduction to Spanish vocabulary.” —Publisher's Weekly

“An ideal choice for bilingual storytimes.” —The Bulletin

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Marta! Big & Small

Marta! Big & Small