Plátanos Go with Everything/Los plátanos van con todo

Bilingual English-Spanish

by Lissette Norman

On Sale: 01/31/2023

Plátanos Go with Everything/Los plátanos van con todo

Bilingual English-Spanish

by Lissette Norman

illustrated by Sara Palacios

On Sale: 01/31/2023

Format:

Bank Street Children’s Best Books of the Year

About the Book

With the English and Spanish text side by side on the page, this bilingual edition of the vibrant picture book celebrating the strength of community and the versatility of plátanos is ideal for bilingual readers as well as Spanish speakers learning English and vice versa.

A 2024 Bank Street Best Spanish Language Picture Book!

Paletero Man meets Fry Bread in this vibrant and cheerful ode to plátanos, the star of Dominican cuisine, written by award-winning poet Lissette Norman, illustrated by Sara Palacios, and translated by Kianny N. Antigua.

Platanos are Yesenia’s favorite food. They can be sweet and sugary, or salty and savory. And they’re a part of almost every meal her Dominican family makes. 

Stop by her apartment and find out why platanos go with everything—especially love!

Perfect for reading aloud and shared story time!

Critical Praise

"Yesenia takes readers on a sensory and culinary journey. Bright, inviting illustrations welcome readers into the warm embrace of family and food." — Kirkus Reviews

Prompted by a family’s love of plátanos, this simile-laden embrace of Dominican culture twines food and story. Norman works this ode into a well-rooted family story that expands upon the food’s power as a “magical cure,” a “superpower,” and a “fiesta.” Palacios’s green and gold plátanos-colored digital illustrations capture the dance of life mid-spin. — Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063247789
  • ISBN 10: 006324778X
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 01/31/2023
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Caribbean & Latin America
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Cooking & Food

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