Lia & Luís: Who Has More?
Ana Crespo, author
Originally from Brazil, Ana Crespo moved to the United States to pursue a master's degree in education. Ana is the author of The Sock Thief: A Soccer Story, which won an International Latino Book Award, and the My Emotions & Me series.
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Giovana Medeiros, illustrator
Originally from Brazil, Giovana Medeiros is now a freelance illustrator based in Lisbon, Portugal. She is the illustrator of Running on Sunshine, In the Garden, and several other children's books from publishers around the world.
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- A 2021 Mathical Award Winner
- An International Latino Book Award Silver Medalist (Best Educational Children's Picture Book [English or Bilingual] category)
- PBS Southern California, "10 of Our Favorite Math Picture Books for Kids"
A classic sibling debate sets the stage for this effective, child-led exploration of measurement methods. After Lia and Luís visit their family’s store to get their favorite Brazilian snacks, they wonder: is Luís’s one bag of tapioca biscuits “more” than Lia’s two chicken croquettes? In text sprinkled with Portuguese words (a glossary with a pronunciation guide is included at the end), the two children go back and forth, counting, comparing, and measuring: “She has two croquettes. Luís has only one bag of biscuits. Maybe Lia does have more.// Or maybe not... Luís has... 98, 99, 100 biscuits.” Eventually, Lia discovers who has more by weight and finds a way for each child to have an equal amount. Medeiros’s cheery, colorful digital illustrations capture the children’s frustration, concentration, and joy. Includes four additional adult-led activities to encourage children to think more about measurement and comparison.
Lia y Luís: ¿Quién Tiene Más? / Lia and Luis: Who Has More?
Join siblings Lia and Luis as they explore the math concepts of comparing and measuring in this bilingual picture book written in both English and Spanish. Lia usually does not mind when her brother Luis brags. After they pick out Brazilian treats from their family’s store and Luis starts to brag about having more, Lia does not like his bragging. Lia notices that Luis’ bag of tapioca biscuits is bigger than her bag of croquettes. Lia assumes that means he must have more than her. But then Lia notices that she has two croquettes and Luis only has one bag of biscuits so maybe she has more. The children decide to use a kitchen scale to weigh their treats. Lia’s croquettes weigh more so she has more! Luis feels sad about this result so Lia takes a bite of one of her croquettes. The scale balances and the two have equal amounts of treats! The math component of the book is straightforward and relatable for young children. The main text is written in both English and Spanish but the captions also include Portuguese. There is a glossary, exploring the math, and try this section at the back of the book. This book is a part of the storytelling math series. The illustrations are large and simple. This would make a great addition to an early childhood classroom or a home library!
Spanish Bilingual Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-63289-903-3 EPUB
Page count: 32
91/2 x 91/2