I See The Sun in Mexico by Dedie King with illustrations by Judith Inglese

This is the fifth book in a series for young children that will introduce them to other cultures through pictures and language.

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I See the Sun in Mexico
By Dedie King with illustrations by Judith Inglese
40 pages
Price: $12.95
For children ages 4 and up

I See the Sun in Mexico, the fifth book in the award-winning I See the Sun in. . . . series, takes place in the city of La Paz, on the Sea of Cortez. Lush illustrations and a bilingual story in English and Spanish offer Luis's view of his beautiful country. Luis’s father is a cook on an excursion boat. His mother makes the best tortillas in the city. Today Luis will spend the day on the boat, swimming with the tourists on the beautiful sea. The clear blue water is a magical world filled with colorful fish and playful sea lions. In the afternoon, the boat anchors and everyone goes for a hike. The sandy trail, high above the shore, reveals snakes, lizards, cactus flowers and ancient rock drawings.

Like the other books in the I See the Sun in… series, I See the Sun in Mexico was first written in English, then translated into Spanish by native, Julio Ortiz Manzo. It is richly illustrated with collages made from original photographs and colorful drawings. It also includes an overview of the country, a glossary of unfamiliar words, and a map that highlights where Mexico is on the globe.

HONORABLE MENTION: 2012 ForeWord Book of the Year Awards


About the author: Dedie King was a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal in the mid sixties. She taught school in Katmandu and in Bandipur. She returns periodically to visit friends in Bandipur. Presently Dedie practices Taoist acupuncture in Massachusetts.

About the illustrator: Judith Inglese, the illustrator, has been designing and fabricating ceramic tile murals for public environments for more than thirty years. Her commissions include libraries, schools, hospitals and municipal and institutional buildings like the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Her murals often focus on the play and imagination of children as well as cross-cultural exchange and community. Illustrating the "I See the Sun" series has given her another medium for examining these themes and celebrating children around the world. It is her first collaboration and publication.