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Sunflowers / Girasoles Hardcover – May 31, 2009


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Kindergarten-Grade 1–Seven-year-old Mirasol tells about planting a garden with her grandfather and shares those moments with others in her neighborhood, seed by seed: squash, onions, carrots, cabbage, garlic, tomatoes, cilantro, chili peppers, and sunflowers! Her love for these flowers spreads across town with each new bloom and allows her to find both independence and pride in her skills and newfound knowledge while she teaches friends at school about sunflowers and gardening. Although the paintings favor adult faces and tend to age Marisol, the warmth and richness of the palette highlights expressions of loving friends and family in this child's world, and her impatience until the young plants finally appear. This book is most effective as a read-aloud in both Spanish and English; a small image of the growing sunflower helpfully divides the languages on succeeding pages.–Mary Elam, Learning Media Services Plano ISD, TX
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Marisol enjoys working the family garden with her grandfather, who teaches her about many different vegetables and plants, like the sunflower that makes him happy. Marisol takes some of the sunflower seeds Grandpa saves to eat with salt and plants several along the neighborhood instead. Sunny and rainy days pass and Marisol almost forgets her planted gifts until one day her neighbors point out all the tall green stems holding huge yellow flowers with big black eyes and long yellow eyelashes. Gambino's deeply colored acrylic garden scenes in lush greens and dark browns add a realistic perspective to a little girl's spring and summer, while a series of vignettes show the slow progression from seeds to blooming sunflower to dried-out plant back to seeds, and separate the simple English and Spanish parallel texts. Marisol's generosity reflects a supportive community's shared experiences of friendship and appreciation, while her relationship with her grandfather evinces warmth, respect and love. A pleasing and effective multicultural offering. (Picture book. 5-7) --Kirkus Reviews

Seven-year-old Mirasol tells about planting a garden with her grandfather and shares those moments with others in her neighborhood, seed by seed: squash, onions, carrots, cabbage, garlic, tomatoes, cilantro, chili peppers, and sunflowers! Her love for these flowers spreads across town with each new bloom and allows her to find both independence and pride in her skills and newfound knowledge while she teaches friends at school about sunflowers and gardening. Although the paintings favor adult faces and tend to age Marisol, the warmth and richness of the palette highlights expressions of loving friends and family in this child's world, and her impatience until the young plants finally appear. This book is most effective as a read-aloud in both Spanish and English; a small image of the growing sunflower helpfully divides the languages on succeeding pages.
Mary Elam, Learning Media Services Plano ISD, TX --School Library Journal

Seven-year-old Mirasol tells about planting a garden with her grandfather and shares those moments with others in her neighborhood, seed by seed: squash, onions, carrots, cabbage, garlic, tomatoes, cilantro, chili peppers, and sunflowers! Her love for these flowers spreads across town with each new bloom and allows her to find both independence and pride in her skills and newfound knowledge while she teaches friends at school about sunflowers and gardening. Although the paintings favor adult faces and tend to age Marisol, the warmth and richness of the palette highlights expressions of loving friends and family in this child's world, and her impatience until the young plants finally appear. This book is most effective as a read-aloud in both Spanish and English; a small image of the growing sunflower helpfully divides the languages on succeeding pages.
Mary Elam, Learning Media Services Plano ISD, TX --School Library Journal

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Gwendolyn Zepeda was born in Houston, Texas in 1971 and attended the University of Texas at Austin. She began her writing career on the Web in 1997, with her long-running site gwendolynzepeda.com and as one of the founding writers of entertainment site Television Without Pity. Her first book was a short-story collection called To the Last Man I Slept with and All the Jerks Just Like Him (Arte Público Press, 2004).

Zepeda's first children's book, Growing Up with Tamales (Piñata Books) is a 2009 Charlotte Zolotow Award Highly Commended Title. Her first novel, Houston, We Have a Problema (Grand Central Publishing, 2009) won praise from Publisher's Weekly and Booklist for its wit and upbeat story.

A two-time Houston Arts Alliance literary fellowship winner and award-winning poet, Zepeda regularly lectures at universities throughout Texas.

Her latest books include another children's book - Sunflowers (Piñata Books, 2009) - and a new novel from Grand Central Publishing called Lone Star Legend.

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