"Chicago local author Martinez’s debut picture book is a delightful story about Rio and his family as they visit the Brookfield Zoo. On each page, Rio makes a connection to a different animal, inviting young readers to do the same. The bright and cheery illustrations by Gallardo bring life to the subject matter and the bilingual Spanish/English text will be welcomed by dual language families. Planned as the first in a series with the aim of encouraging families to take part in available public institutions and outdoor activities, this book will appeal to parents and educators, and will make a great addition to public and school library collections. "
Migdalia Jimenez, Branch Manager
Mabel Manning Branch Chicago Public Library