Twice as Many Friends - Singalong Picture Book
Just released! “El doble de amigos/Twice as Many Friends” has been turned into a picture book, thanks to our friends at Barefoot Books and artist Vanina Starkoff.
The title song of our children’s CD, about how bilingualism expands our circle of friends, is brought to life in colorful illustrations set in Boston and Puerto Rico. Features a link to a brand new recording of the song by Sol y Canto with special musical guests.
Mango, Abuela, and Me
Narrated by Alisa, additional narration by Rosi and Brian, with original music by Brian.
“When Mia’s abuela comes to live with her family, the two have a hard time communicating. But with a little creativity and some help from a new friend, they make things work. Classic children’s novel by Meg Medina with lively, colorful illustrations by Angela Domínguez.”
Esquivel! Space-Age Sound Artist
Narrated by Brian, with singing by Rosi and Brian.
“Juan Garcia Esquivel was born in Mexico and grew up to become a musical explorer. Defying convention, he created music that made people laugh and planted images in their minds with his space-age lounge music. Duncan Tonatiuh’s fresh and quirky illustrations bring Esquivel’s spirit to life.”
The Story of Ferdinand
Brian’s narration of this classic tale won a prestigious Earphones Award from Audiofile Magazine!
“With a gentle Spanish accent and leisurely pacing, narrator Brian Amador lends just the right ambiance to the classic tale of Ferdinand, the young bull who has absolutely no interest in bullfighting.”
The Wheels on the Bus
Come along on an exciting bus ride from a Guatemalan village to a market town with this fresh take on a favourite song. Features Latin-inspired singalong and endnotes about life in Guatemala. NOW AVAILABLE IN SPANISH, TOO!
Lola's Fandango/El Fandango de Lola
by Anna Witte
Lola is a young Spanish girl in awe of her glamorous older sister. But she discovers her own talent and duende, or spirit, through secret Flamenco dance lessons from her father. The text is infused with the rhythms, movements and sounds of the dance and the humanity of Lola’s family is beautifully portrayed by Micha Archer’s collage-paintings. (Ages 4-10 years.)
Count on Culebra
If you enjoyed the antics of Iguana, Culebra, Conejo and Tortuga in Mañana Iguana, you’ll be happy to know they’re back for more in Count on Culebra.
When Conejo can’t make her cactus butter dulces because she stubbed her toe, Culebra devises a very loud and ingenious plan to help her forget her pain and get all the friends involved in making the candy. A glossary, pronunciation guide and a no-cook recipe are included. (Mostly in English with lots of new Spanish words). Great character voices narrated by Rosi & Brian Amador with whimsical sound effects and original music by Brian.
Gracias - Thanks
This sweet, poetic celebration of family, friendship and gratitude was recognized as an ALA Notable book and received a Pura Belpre Honor Award in 2010. The recording brings together the voice talents of Rosi Amador with music by Brian Amador and author notes narrated by Pat Mora.
SORRY, WE NO LONGER CARRY THIS ITEM. You can now order it directly from the publisher at loritobooks.com.
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Hello Ocean — Hola Mar
Just in time for the holidays! Hello Ocean/Hola Mar, by Pam Muñoz Ryan, is a bilingual account of a little girl’s day at the beach and how it’s experienced through her five senses. Featuring gorgeous illustrations by Mark Astrella and narration by Sonia.
“Sonia Amador speaks with the wonder of a girl who is exploring the beach she loves so much. On both the English and Spanish tracks her enunciation is distinct. With deliberate pacing she lets listeners sense each of the girl’s experiences throughout her beach day.”
If you enjoyed the antics of Iguana, Culebra, Conejo and Tortuga in Mañana Iguana, you’ll be happy to know they’re back for more in Fiesta Fiasco. Conejo (Rabbit) learns a lesson about generosity in this fun adventure.
“Brian and Rosi Amador perform the story with energy and a smile, giving distinct voices to each character and presenting the Spanish-language words (nicely defined in the text and in an accompanying glossary) with brío. Light original music with a Mexican flavor dances in the background. A delightful production.”
Delicious Hullabaloo — Pachanga Deliciosa
A new bilingual audiobook for children, adults young and old. Narrated by Rosi Amador. Original music by Brian Amador.
A review of the printed book: “Some lizards have a colorful fiesta eating fruit, making salsa, and drinking moonlight on a wonderful evening in this delightful English and Spanish poetic tale. So much fun you’ll wish you could join them.”