Read Out Loud | Maria Had A Little Llama (Bilingual)
2016 Pura Belpre Honor (illustration) recipient Angela Dominguez reads her bilingual picture book, Maria Had a Little Llama/Maria Tenia Una Llamita.
Maria Had a Little Llama/Maria Tenia Una Llamita is based on the classic children’s rhyme, Mary Had a Little Lamb. In Angela’s retelling Mary becomes Maria and the little lamb has its place taken by a little llama (“una llamita” in Spanish). Children will love exploring the Peruvian countryside with Maria and her adorable little llama pal. Maria Had a Little Llama/Maria Tenia Una Llamita is a Pura Belpre Honor and a Junior Library Guild Honor book.
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Click here for Maria Had a Little Llama/Maria Tenia Una Llamita activities from Make Way for Books, an early childhood literacy organization.
If you’d like to learn more about Angela Dominguez and her diverse books you can watch her on StoryMakers. Angela shares her inspiration for several books, discusses her illustration process, and her path to publishing.
ABOUT MARIA HAD A LITTLE LLAMA/MARIA TENIA UNA LLAMITA
Maria Had A Little Llama – Everyone knows about Mary and her little lamb. But do you know Maria? With gorgeous, Peruvian-inspired illustrations and English and Spanish retellings, Angela Dominguez gives a fresh new twist to the classic rhyme. Maria and her mischievous little llama will steal your heart.
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ABOUT ANGELA DOMINGUEZ
Angela was born in Mexico City, grew up in the great state of Texas, and lived in San Francisco. She’s the author and illustrator of picture books such as Let’s Go, Hugo!, Santiago Stays, Knit Together, and Maria Had a Little Llama, which received the 2016 American Library Association Pura Belpré Illustration Honor.
When she is not in her studio, Angela teaches at the Academy of Art University, which honored her with their Distinguished Alumni Award in 2013. She also enjoys presenting at different schools and libraries to all sorts of ages. Angela is a proud member of SCBWI, PEN America, and is represented by Wernick and Pratt Literary Agency.
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