“Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos” is based on the life of one of the world’s most influential painters, Frida Kahlo, and the animals that inspired her art and life. The fascinating Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is remembered for her self-portraits, her dramatic works featuring bold and vibrant colors. Her work brought attention to Mexican and indigenous culture and she is also renowned for her works celebrating the female form.
This book tells the story about Frida’s beloved pets—two monkeys, a parrot, three dogs, two turkeys, an eagle, a black cat, and a fawn—and playfully considers how Frida embodied many wonderful characteristics of each animal.
This book is suitable for children between 4 and 8 years of age.
Monica Brown, Ph.D. is the author of of many award-winning books for children, including Lola Levine is Not Mean!, the first in a chapter book series from Little Brown & Co. She is also the author of Maya’s Blanket/la manta de Maya (Lee & Low), a picture book illustrated by Caldecott-winner David Diaz, recently reviewed in the New York Times.
John Parra is an award-winning illustrator, designer, teacher, and fine art painter. His children’s books have earned numerous awards, including the SCBWI Golden Kite Award, ALA’s Pura Belpré Honors, the Christopher Award, the International Latino Book Award, and many more.