Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos (2017)
Author: Monica Brown, Illustrator: John Parra
“Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?”—Frida Kahlo
A unique look at Frida Kahlo—her extraordinary life and pets—from acclaimed author Monica Brown and Christopher Award, Golden Kite, Pura Belpré Honor–winning artist John Parra. Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos chronicles Frida’s life—from her childhood to her rise as one of the world’s most influential painters—capturing the beauty and strength of Frida’s creative spirit, which carried her through tragedy and triumph, and the animals that inspired her along the way. Brown’s innovative theme—playfully considering how Frida embodied characteristics of each of her beloved pets (two monkeys, a parrot, three dogs, two turkeys, an eagle, a black cat, and a fawn)—coupled with Parra’s bold-colored art, reminiscent of Frida’s palette, make this biography a warm and wonder-filled offering for Frida Kahlo fans old and new.
-NYTimes/NYPL list, Best Illustrated Children's Book 2017
-Junior Library Guild Selection
Available at: North/South Books, Simon & Schuster, Amazon, & Indiebound. (Spanish Lg. Version)
Media: Book Trailer, Activity Sheet, & Discussion Guide