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Hip, Hip, Hooray, It's Monsoon Day!/ Ajúa, Ya Llegó El Chubasco!

By CatherineMarieB459, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Educational book celebrates the coming of Monsoon season.

Book cover: a storm builds over the Arizona-Sonoran Desert

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At once celebratory and educational, this Rivera-Ashford's bilingual book honors both a Mexican and Spanish heritage as the Arizona-Sonoran Desert welcomes the beginning of monsoon season. All are grateful for the water the storm will bring, and grandparents pass on their traditions and stories to their grandchildren. Kids will love to hear the storm's sounds and see the different desert animals, while parents will appreciate the storm and desert safety tips. Both the English and Spanish are well written, and all content, including the glossary, is written both languages.

Richard Johnsen's watercolor, ink, and colored pencil illustrations convey wonder and emotion through the beauty of the desert and the summer storm. He also honors the family's multicultural heritage in his depictions.

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