Birdie's beauty parlor El salón de belleza de Birdy

Lee Merrill Byrd

Book - 2020

"Abue nada más se quiere acostar, pero todavía se puede jugar--maguillala bien y hazla brillar! --

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Children's stories Pictorial works
Libros de láminas
Libros bilingües
Materiales en español Bilingüe
Picture books
El Paso, Texas : Cinco Puntos Press [2020]
First edition
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Main Author
Lee Merrill Byrd (author)
Other Authors
Francisco Delgado, 1974- (illustrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

When Birdie notices that her abuela is worn out and tired, she offers a one-of-a-kind makeover to help Abue look and feel her best. Byrd's sweet storyline, which encourages readers to follow both the English and Spanish of the bilingual text, is accompanied by fronterizo artist Delgado's lively illustrations of soft, pastel-like lines and animated expressions, utilizing the entire color spectrum to mirror Birdie's joy at having a home salon and spa day with Abue. Through Birdie's selfless wish to spoil her hardworking grandma and the fun she has preening, massaging, and applying makeup and accessories, this affectionate tale will motivate young readers to express their own care and try new activities with loved ones. While the illustrations may depart from realism, the emotion and potency they exude is spectacular; the characters' humanity—crow's-feet and wrinkles, smiles and dimples, twinkling eyes and draping fabrics—springs from the page, flowing alongside the closeup, detailed images of two creative females bridging the gap between their generations. Grades K-2. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Birdie and Grandma are having a girls' day! They must have had fun because Grandma's all worn out now. Birdie has a solution: a makeover! It'll give Grandma a chance to relax. Birdie insists that Grandma lie down because this beauty parlor has a lot of moving parts—chinny-chin-chin hair removal, long stretches of blush, slashes of lipstick, and eyeshadow. Earrings, scarves, the works! Birdie knows best: she owns this beauty parlor!Birdie's Beauty Parlor is the second collaboration between Lee Byrd and Francisco Delgado. Lee tells the stories of her grandchildren, but the images belong to Francisco's kids.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Everything you need to know to make your grandmother look like a queen!