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Marta! Big & Small

Written by Jen Arena & illustrated by Angela Dominguez
Published by Roaring Brook Press
4.25 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 4.0 / 5.0
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Aug 23, 2016
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In this story that incorporates Spanish words, Marta explores the world of opposites and animals.

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4.25 / 7.0

This book incorporates some Spanish words and defines them throughout the text of the story. The last page circles back to the beginning, but as a reader who’s not familiar with Spanish, the text of the ending seemed a little off. I wished it would have had phonetic spelling of the Spanish words, but I liked that the story used comparisons, along with the cute illustrations, to help you understand the meaning of the words you’re learning.

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Book Topics › spanish
Children's Books About Spanish
Book Topics › opposites
Children's Books About Opposites
Book Topics › fiction
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Who Wrote Marta! Big & Small

Jen Arena

Jen Arena is lucky to have been surrounded by great children’s books her whole life. As a teenager, she worked at a children’s-only independent bookstore in Pennsylvania, and after graduating from college, she made her way to New York City, where she found a job in children’s book publishing, working as an editor for Putnam, Golden Books, and Random House. She’s now a full-time author and freelance editor and has written many books for kids, including Besos for Baby, 100 Snowmen, Lady Liberty’s Holiday, Marta Big and Small, and Sleep Tight Snow White. Jen lives in Tampa, Florida.

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Who Illustrated Marta! Big & Small

Angela Dominguez

Angela Dominguez was born in Mexico City, grew up in the great state of Texas, and now resides on the East Coast. She is the author and illustrator of several books for children including the Pura Belpré Illustration Honor books Maria Had a Little Llama and Mango, Abuela, and Me. When Angela is not in her studio, she teaches at the Academy of Art University. She also enjoys presenting at different schools and libraries to all sorts of ages. Angela is a proud member of SCBWI, PEN America, and represented by Wernick & Pratt Literary Agency. As a child, she loved reading books and making a mess creating pictures. She’s delighted to still be doing both.

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August 23, 2016
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