Some things are close — cerca. Others are far — lejos. With sweet simplicity, this charming dual-language board book and its companion volume, Lejos/Far, engage young children. Mi cuarto está cerca de la cocina. My bedroom is close to the kitchen. As she walks from her kitchen through a daisy-filled yard to the house next door, a little girl notices things that are close to each other — just as the little boy she goes to visit is close to her.
Blanca Gomez is an illustrator living and working in Madrid, Spain. Her simple, graphic illustrations are well-known by art and design lovers around the world and have graced the pages of magazines including Monocle, Dwell and Uppercase. Her publications include Cupcake Shoppe for Chronicle Books and One Family by George Shannon for Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Blanca has a strong profile online and has been interviewed on influential design blogs such as Grain Edit.