Monday, September 25, 2017

REY ANTONIO & REY FEO Review

Thanks for joining me today, this last Monday of September. It's now autumn, even though the temperatures are still in the 90s, at least here in Texas. Cooler weather is on the way.

I have a delightful story to share with you today. Let's take a look at REY ANTONIO & REY FEO by Author Kena Sosa, illustrated by Jessica McClure.


Aren't these boys adorable. And what about the crowns? You'll soon find out. 

Here are my thoughts.


REY ANTONIO & REY FEO

By Author Kena Sosa

Illustrated by Jessica McClure



Would you like to go to a fiesta? How about watching a parade? Sounds like fun to me. We can do it too, just climb aboard the truck with Rey, his older brother Antonio, and their parents and off we go to San Antonio, Texas.


In Author Kena Sosa’s picture book, REY ANTONIO & REY FEO we join the family on their exciting journey to the Fiesta, Rey’s first time there. He’s waited seven years for this big day to arrive, and now he’s excited. Boys will be boys, of course, and the brothers soon get into an argument about who will be King. They both want the honor, but there’s only one king. Then the boys learn the meaning of the names Rey Antonio and Rey Feo. I did as well, which is quite interesting.


Kena Sosa has written a delightful story of a family enjoying their vacation together. And what’s really neat, on alternate pages the story is told in Spanish for readers that speak Spanish and for readers that would like to learn to read Spanish.


Illustrations by talented Jessica McClure add just the right touch, along with the excitement that the boys experience on their holiday. I love the expressions on their faces as they watch the parade. And the pictures show scenes of San Antonio, like the Alamo and the River Walk, giving the reader a bit of history too.


REY ANTONIO & REY FEO would make a great addition to elementary school libraries and classrooms as well as your own library. Recommended.


Available at    4RV Publishing      Amazon    And other places.

Happy Reading!

16 comments:

  1. This was a joy to read Beverly.
    Hope the book does well.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you, Yvonne. It is a lovely story. I hope it does well too.

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  2. Sounds like a fun picture book. I love how the author wrote it in English and Spanish.

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    1. I like the idea too, Natalie. It should work great in classrooms with Spanish speaking students as well as English. It would be a neat way for children to learn a few words of Spanish.

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  3. Sounds wonderful, Beverly, thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome, Karin. It is a fun and interesting story.

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    1. I think so too, Alex. A fun way to learn to speak a little of another language.

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  5. Sounds like a good one as it weaves in some history. Pictures can sure elevate too. Two languages can be a win.

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    1. It is a neat idea, Pat. I'm wondering if more publishers will be doing this. It should be a good deal for classrooms.

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  6. What a charming cover. Love it! Yeah, I'm ready for the temps to cool down here, as well. Doesn't look likely until we're at least a week or so into October.

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    1. It is a fun story, Stephanie. Our temperature has been pleasant today. It's rained all day, a slow gentle rain, which makes it nice.

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  7. Great review, Beverly. Sounds like a good book.

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  8. I liked that you included the illustrations in your review. :)

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    1. Well, in a picture book the illustrations are the important part to me. The child has a visual image of the story. Sometime artists don't get the attention they deserve. :)

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