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Celebrate the Latine traditions of Christmas Eve with this joyful story that counts down from twelve to one.
Also available in an expanded paper over board edition.
This charming, bouncy text alternates between English and Spanish and pairs perfectly with its illustrative context clues. Children will count holiday elements like clock chimes, plates of delicious food, and tired musicians from midnight—when Christmas Eve turns to Christmas and presents are opened!—to one. In this story, family members young and old gather in their best festive clothes to celebrate Nochebuena, a Christmas Eve celebration for Latine people around the world. Simple yet lyrical text inspired by the author-illustrator's Cuban American heritage combines with a warm art style perfect for celebrating the holiday.
About the Author
Adriana Hernández-Bergstrom is an up-and-coming Cuban American mixed-media author-illustrator and designer. Her debut picture book was Abuelita and I Make Flan. She received a Walter Dean Myers Grant from We Need Diverse Books and was chosen as a WNDB Mentee in illustration. She studied industrial design at RISD and printmaking and theatre production at the University of Miami. Adriana lived in Germany for many years and speaks English, Spanish, and German.
Praise for Countdown for Nochebuena: LA Times Best Books to Read During the Holidiays by Latinx Authors Publishers Weekly 2023 Holiday Books for Kids
"With sweet imagery, this simple counting book that celebrates family, friends, and Christmas will appeal to children and adults."—School Library Journal
“An emphasis on the joy of being together radiates from the pages.”—Publishers Weekly
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Praise for Abuelita and I Make Flan: 2023 BANK ST COLLEGE BEST BOOKS