Illustrator: Joe Cepeda
Published by Chronicle Books on September 27th 2007
Bienvenidos! to a celebration of Christmas, Latino-style! From the ángel (angel) hung above the door to the zapatos (shoes) filled with grass for the wise men's camels, each letter in this festive alphabet introduces children to a Spanish word, and each colorful page takes them through another joyous aspect of the 22 days of the traditional holiday. Vibrant art from acclaimed illustrator Joe Cepeda beautifully complements the lively, rhythmic text to bring the reader a wealth of heritage and a season of light! Feliz Navidad!
Recently I’ve been on a mission to read more diversely with the Littles. I recently began looking for holiday reads that were more diverse and found a bunch of recommendations and N is For Navidad was on the list. Luckily my library had it and I was able to request it and read it.
One of my favorite things about the book is how they incorporated the Spanish alphabet and traditions. My son was able to recognize some of the food and traditions mentioned in the book.
One of the disappointing things was that some of the pages were ripped so we missed a good two pages of the story.
I really enjoyed the illustrations and loved how each letter was a different color. It really brought the story together.