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Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin (2010)

Author: Duncan Tonatiuh [link to author's website]
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Children
Number of pages: 32 pages

Author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh brings us 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. Inspired by the ancient art of the Mixtecs and other cultures of Mexico, Tonatiuh incorporates their stylized forms into his own artwork.

ISBN 13: 9780810938724
Reading Level (grade): 3.2
Reading Level (A-Z): M