- Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
- Publication Date: March 1, 2010
- Price: $16.95
- Trim Size: 8 1⁄2 x 11
- ISBN: 978-0-8109-3872-4
- EAN: 9780810938724
- Page Count: 32
- Illustrations: 32 pages of full-color illustrations
- Format: Hardcover
- Rights: World/All
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From first-time Mexican author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh comes the story of two cousins, one in America and one in Mexico, and how their daily lives are different yet similar. Charlie takes the subway to school; Carlitos rides his bike. Charlie plays in fallen leaves; Carlitos plays among the local cacti. Dear Primo covers the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of two very different childhoods, while also emphasizing how alike Charlie and Carlitos are at heart. Spanish words are scattered among the English text, providing a wonderful way to introduce the language and culture of Mexico to young children.
Inspired by the ancient art of the Mixtecs and other cultures of Mexico, Tonatiuh incorporates their stylized forms into his own artwork.
F&P Level: M
F&P Genre: RF
About the author
Duncan Tonatiuh was born in Mexico City and grew up in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He graduated from Parsons the New School for Design, where he studied writing and illustration. He divides his time between Mexico and New York City. This is his first picture book.