Tania Gilinksi has always admired children’s picture books. “They seem easy to create because they’re short, but it’s actually very hard to make these books,” she said. “The authors are communicating with an audience that doesn’t read yet. They have to be very creative in what they say and what they show.” Gilinski is one of the creators of Juana La Iguana, a friendly cartoon which began as a live-action video program, and is now an animated Spanish/English bilingual character featured in books, apps, online programming, and more.
Este año, mientras nos quedamos en casa durante la pandemia Covid-19, no podemos organizar fiestas grandes de Cinco de Mayo. Sin embargo, ¡todavía podemos festejar el patrimonio mexicano de otras maneras! Busca información sobre historia o geografía mexicana; intenta en crear artesanía folklórica; escucha a música popular mexicana; o prepara algunas comidas mexicanas favoritas.
Cinco de Mayo is a great time to brush up on your Spanish. Caribu offers a wide selection of Spanish language books for beginners to advanced readers. Introduce your kids to the basics or practice with more challenging texts. Here are some of our favorites!