Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

"Both warm and charming, this delightful collection of poetry evokes vivid imagery that truly captures the Latino culture..."


-- Annie Mary Perez, Author of Clay Hills and Mud Pies, and winner of the International Latino Book Awards, 2013 and 2014

California Association of Bilingual Educators

Sierra Blanca Books

In his first collection of bilingual poetry for children, José Chavez shares lyrical reflections that shine a light on a young Mexican-American boy who sees stars dance across the night sky, longs to sail to Mexico, paints his mother’s smile, and loves his grandmother’s green chile stew. With two cats and a friendly pig to keep him company, the curious boy embarks on a journey through his imagination as he contemplates what stars do in the daytime, and thinks of questions for the planet Saturn.

En su primera recopilación de poesías bilingües para niños, José Chavez comparte reflexiones líricas que iluminan a un joven México-Americano que ve las estrellas bailar en el cielo nocturno, anhela navegar a México, pinta la sonrisa de su madre, y le encanta el chile verde de su abuela. Con dos gatas y un cochinito amistoso, que lo acompañan, el niño curioso emprende un viaje a través de su imaginación mientras contempla lo que hacen las estrellas durante el día, y piensa en preguntas para el planeta Saturno.

Estrellitas y Nopales 
Little Stars and Cactus
por José Chavez

International Latino Book Awards
Inlandia Institute
estrellitasynopales
The International Society of Latino Authors

Sierra Blanca Books specializes in bilingual children's books.