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Great Cape o’ Colors – Capa de colores (English-Spanish with Pronunciation Guide) by @karlbeckstrand

Title: Great Cape o’ Colors – Capa de colores (English-Spanish with Pronunciation Guide)

Author: Karl Beckstrand, illustrated by John Collado

Genre: Bilingual Children’s Books

Book Blurb:

A picture book for exploring colors—and daring jobs—with full text & pronunciation guide in Spanish and English (ages 3+ ESL). Count the careers/colors/cultures, try on the costumes. 28-page, 8.5"x8.5" hard cover, soft, ebook, or coloring book; (English, Spanish, or bilingual) with black & Hispanic superhero characters, 100 words in dyslexic-friendly font by award-winning author. “Bright illustrations.…excellent for teachers.” – Maritza Mejia, author/educator. (© May 2018) Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble, Ingram, Follett, Amazon, iBooks, ISBN: 978-1732069619.

My Review:

Looking to teach children colors and careers in a fun, interactive way? 1-click Great Cape ‘O Colors by award-winning author Karl Beckstrand today.

Using an ordinary cape, a boy and girl are transformed into real-life superheroes. Each career and color are told in both English and Spanish with several cultures being represented.

While it’s beautifully illustrated by John Collado, the simplicity of the words and ideas are what makes this such a wonderful read. Pictures and words together paint a picture of diversity easy enough for any child to understand. The superhero element is a nice touch.

Highly recommend, especially for parents, grandparents, educators and teachers!

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography:

Karl Beckstrand is the bestselling and award-winning author/illustrator of 20 multicultural/multilingual books and more than 80 ebook titles (reviews by Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus, School Library Journal, The Horn Book’s blog, ForeWord Reviews). Raised in San Jose, CA (he knows the secret to peeling avocados), he has a B.A. in journalism from BYU, an M.A. in international relations from APU, and a broadcast/film certificate from Film A. Academy. Since 2004 he has run Premio Publishing. His survival western, To Swallow the Earth, won a 2016 International Book Award. An ESL and college media instructor, Beckstrand has presented to Taiwan’s Global Leadership for Youth, city and state governments, festivals, and schools. His nationally lauded Y.A. stories, ebook mysteries, nonfiction, Spanish/bilingual/ESL, wordless, career, and STEM books feature ethnically diverse characters—and usually end with a twist. His work has appeared in: Amazon, Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble, Costco, Deseret Book, Follett, iBooks, Ingram, Papercrafts Magazine,, The U.S. Congressional Record,, FB, Twitter,,

Reviewed by: Mrs. N

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