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VIVA FRIDA

Frida Kahlo doll
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Morales
Author's First Name: 
Yuyi
Illustrator's First Name: 
Tim
Illustrator's Last Name: 
O'Meara
Publisher: 
Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: 
2014

Morales uses a range of artistic media—from puppets to collage to photographic and digital manipulations—to create this spare and dreamy emotional landscape that imagines artist Frida Kahlo’s interior life.

 

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POSITIVE COMMENTS

  • Puppet image makes Frida seem bigger than life.
  • Biographical details are included, but it works just as a picture book - don't need to know or care about her as a person.
  • Frida's personality comes out.
  • Use of bilingual text.
  • Painting for dreaming, and model for "real life."

OBSERVATIONS

  • Child appeal?

CONCERNS

  • Others feel not knowing Friday will just make you feel this book is strange.