José and Feliz Play Fútbol (José and El Perro) (Hardcover)

José and Feliz Play Fútbol (José and El Perro) By Susan Rose, Silvia López, Gloria Félix (Illustrator) Cover Image
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José and his dog play soccer in this fun early reader that uses both Spanish and English!

José has been selected for the school soccer team! Finally, he gets to be part of el equipo de fútbol. He starts practicing in his backyard right away. But when he kicks the ball toward the net, his best friend--who is also his dog, Feliz--runs after it! Can José find a way to bring his furry pal to his fútbol games without worrying el perro will chase el balón? Join José as he teaches Feliz all the new commands he needs to know!

This early reader, co-written by notable Broadway producer Susan Rose and children’s book author Silvia López, is the perfect introduction for English-speaking children who have just begun learning Spanish. The inclusion of the Spanish/English translations at the end of the book also makes it an excellent teaching tool. Exciting, easy-to-read books are the stepping stone a young reader needs to bridge the gap between being a beginner and being fluent.

About the Author

Silvia López (she/her) was born in Cuba and moved to Miami as a child. Her lifelong love of books turned into a career as a children's librarian until, later in life, she became a children’s author. López is an eclectic writer whose work reflects her interest in animals, history, folk tales, and people who have overcome obstacles to achieve great things. Her books include Just Right Family: An Adoption Story (Florida Book Award 2018, illustrated by Ziyue Chen); Handimals: Animals in Art and Nature (a collaboration with Italian artist Guido Daniele); Queen of Tejano Music: Selena, which received the Florida Book Award in 2020 (English and Spanish, illustrated by Paola Escobar); Pacho Nacho (bilingual, illustrated by Pablo Pino); My Little Golden Book about Frida Kahlo (English and Spanish, illustrated by Elisa Chavarri); and My Little Golden Book about Sonia Sotomayor (English and Spanish, illustrated by Nomar Perez). 

Susan Rose (she/her) is a Tony Award-winning Broadway producer for The Band's Visit and co-producer of the upcoming Broadway musical Sing Street. She has also produced Tony-nominated Broadway shows, including the original Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Coat, Hurlyburly, and Blood Knot. She co-produced the Drama Desk-winning musical The Last Five Years. Susan has enjoyed a successful film career as a producer as well. Several of her films have been nominated for and won Emmy Awards, including Cooler Climate and Jack.

Gloria Félix (she/her) was born and raised in Uruapan, a beautiful small city in Michoacán, Mexico, one of her biggest artistic inspirations. After earning her bachelor's degree in Animation and Digital Art, Gloria moved to San Francisco to pursue an MFA in Visual Development. Besides children's books, she makes art for the animation industry. Her hobbies include walking, life drawing, and plein-air painting with her partner and friends. Currently she lives and paints in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Praise For…

"Sure to have newly independent readers—especially soccer fans—cheering." —Kirkus Reviews

"An excellent addition to early chapter book collections. This title has so much promise for readers who are learning Spanish, interested in soccer, or have a love of dogs." —School Library Journal

"...a wonderful new installment in the José and Feliz series..." —Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593521205
ISBN-10: 059352120X
Publisher: Penguin Workshop
Publication Date: November 7th, 2023
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: José and El Perro