Today, we are excited to celebrate the release of Vámonos: Mexican Folk Art Transport in English and Spanish by Cynthia Weill, with folk-art pieces by Oaxacan craftsmen Augustín Tinoco Cruz, Martín Melchor, Maximino Santiago, and Avelino Pérez!
Young readers will enjoy this fun and vibrant bilingual introduction to different forms of transportation. This installment in author Cynthia Weill’s acclaimed Mexican Folk Art series is a colorful adventure in English and Spanish, illustrated with handmade painted sculptures.
More about the book:
You’re invited on a trip to a special place and there are many ways to get there. You could take a bike, a bus, or even a boat! The folk-art pieces were lovingly handmade by Oaxacan craftsmen Augustín Tinoco Cruz, Martín Melchor, Maximino Santiago, and Avelino Pérez—all of whom have longstanding relationships with Cynthia Weill. Vámonos will spark a lifelong love of languages and libraries in young readers. Grab your favorite person to read with and let’s go!
Praise for Vámonos:
“This is one extraordinary picture-book journey to the library . . . Gorgeous, unique art makes this an illustrative standout.”
—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review
or through your favorite Latinx-owned bookshop!
Cynthia Weill holds a doctorate in education from Teachers College Columbia University. She has worked as an educator and in the field of international development. She has been fascinated with Oaxacan crafts since 1996 when she taught in Mexico through the Fulbright exchange. She is on the advisory board of the Friends of Oaxacan Folk Art Foundation whose mission is to promote and preserve the artists and artisanal work of the state. She has published eight books that feature the folk art of Oaxaca.