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Book Trailer Premiere: Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos by Monica Brown, ill. John Parra

Every generation gets the Frida Kahlo picture book biography it deserves.  Now at some point here I’m going to write an article about why some female figures get picture books biographies while others do not, and what trends in the greater pop culture landscape control these choices.  Happily, I am of the opinion that the more Frida Kahlo bios we have, the better.  Up until now my heart was squarely in the camp of Frida by Jonah Winter, ill. Ana Juan, as well as Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales. That was then. This is now. Today I am pleased beyond measure to present to you the latest from Monica Brown and John Parra.  Both have floored me repeatedly over the years. I’m so very fond of Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos, on sale in September. If you’re feeling down over the news from this past weekend, at the very least listen to the music in this trailer. There is good yet in this world:

Many thanks to the good people of North South for allowing me to premiere the video here.


About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. Cecilia Matsko says:

    Delight! Thank you, Monica Brown and John Parra!!!