December 6, 2019
The Super 8. A mysterious beginning, by Melina Pogorelsky (Ralenti). With illustrations by Sabina Álvarez Schürmann and Carolina Romano, it is the first volume of a children's saga by an author that I love. In this book, a group of girls become friends after discovering that their parents (who have known each other since childhood) have a secret that they carry from their youth. The story, full of humor and intrigue, takes place in a campsite closed to the public, where Las Super 8 spend their vacations. Pogorelsky's book is one of the first titles published by the new Ralenti label, founded by publishers Joana D'Alessio and Violeta Noetinger. I highly recommend it for girls and boys from 8 to 11 years old.
August 29, 2020
Any vegetable, by Nicolás Schuff and Gabriela Burín (Ralenti). A recent edition of the small children's literature label with poems dedicated to peas, bell peppers, avocados, sweet potatoes, onions. Among the vegetables that star in the delusional stories written by Schuff are a know-it-all potato, an indecisive radish, a mysterious carrot and a nonconformist pea who dreams of being an artist. With humor and a lot of imagination, this book shows us that you can make good poetry with any vegetable.
August 15, 2020
Any vegetable (Ralenti). With poetry and humor, Nicolás Schuff brings to life unusual stories starring vegetables (yes, vegetables). A vain and individualistic pea, an intellectual potato, a lying onion and an indecisive radish are some of the characters that come together in this charming illustrated book by Gabriela Burin. Ideal to convince the little ones, 6 years and up, that vegetables can also be fun.
August 29, 2020
Any vegetable, by Nicolás Schuff and Gabriela Burín (Ralenti). A recent edition of the small children's literature label with poems dedicated to peas, bell peppers, avocados, sweet potatoes, onions. Among the vegetables that star in the delusional stories written by Schuff are a know-it-all potato, an indecisive radish, a mysterious carrot, and a nonconformist pea who dreams of being an artist. With humor and a lot of imagination, this book shows us that you can make good poetry with any vegetable.
November 28, 2020
The Super 8. A summer of film, by Melina Pogorelsky and Maricel Santin (Ralenti). The second part of the Super 8 saga is recharged: with illustrations by Carolina Romano and Sabina Álvarez Schürmann, this volume incorporates narrative resources such as comics, fragments of film scripts and even recipes. All together, the result is a fascinating book that readers who have enjoyed the first part will not be able to see to the end. Although, in reality, it can also be read "loose" because in the first pages the authors take up the plot to locate the story of the seven friends (with crossed relatives) who meet again at a campsite a year after having discovered a mystery involving to their respective parents. This time, the girls set out to film a zombie movie to present in a local competition. Adventures, suspense, humor and nods to millennials in this soon-to-be-third-part story.
December 12, 2020
“HELLO, HELLO, WAKE UP, ATTENTION!
WE'RE ABOUT TO PLAY A SONG. "
Thus begins this book that invites and proposes an orchestra. A book that is part of an initiative that makes more books possible for younger people. Older babies, boys and girls who are just starting to read and read to the little ones.
It is a project carried out by the Ralenti publishing house together with Lecturita (Children's Book Club). This initiative made possible the Miniatures collection: four beautiful titles to read, play and chew on. In a small, square format, in cardboard. Ideal for the autonomous enjoyment of the little ones.
What orchestra is this? It is a book that invites you to play and sing. It is reminiscent of the happiness of listening and looking at the same time Pícolo, Saxo y Compañía, by André Popp and Jean Broussolle, with illustrations by Jesús Gaban. A book to read and listen, play and dance, sing and play.
The rhyme of each page is accompanied by Aimar's expressive illustrations, which, in turn, tell a story that occurs in parallel. Animals that are added, along with the instruments. A delight
A highly recommended book for the smallest people in the house, but also the capital print encourages those who venture to read alone. Book beauty. If you are left wanting more, there are three other beautiful titles, also written by Laura: Let a shower fall !, illustrated by Clau Degliuomini (who comes with a long sheet to paint), What a plate !, illustrated by Federico Bonifacini and What a good time we had! illustrated by Cristian Turdera.
January 11, 2020
Jump rope at night, by Roberta Iannamico and Pablo Picyk (Ralenti). Beautiful poems by Iannamico illustrated by Picyk that sing to the night and nature. Also, to fears, imaginary monsters, ghosts, witches and magic. And something else: at the end the characters of the poems appear, which have curious names, with a minibiography. An example that I loved: "Rod and Frank are partners in a referral company. They are doing very well." Recent edition of the new children's literature label, it is one of those jewels that should not be missed. They are warned.
August 8, 2020
The rap of cats , by Pedro Mairal and Pablo I. Elías (Ralenti). An illustrated album to read, listen and sing. On the back there is a QR code to scan and access the rap written by Mairal . In the scenes there are many cats doing cat things like sharpening their nails on the couch and gutting a pillow. Are there thousands of cats or is it just one with many personalities? To find out, you have to immerse yourself in history and rap without stopping dancing.
“The little radish rode a horse, wrote poetry, worked as a waiter, as a chess teacher and as a hat maker. Now he's swimming in the sea, like a fish. "Are you nuts?" –Asks a cauliflower ”. Thus begins “El rabanito indeciso”, one of the illustrated poems of Any Vegetable, a journey through hilarious stories of tubers and vegetables. With text by Nicolás Schuff and illustrations by Gabriela Burin, in its pages readers will find out what the mysterious carrot does all day, why the pea complains and what the know-it-all potato thinks of many things.
August 12, 2020
Because if something happens in the kitchen, it is any vegetable. What a joy humor turned into poetry. What can be the mystery carrot? Can you imagine a pretentious pea or a know-it-all potato?
They are any vegetable to kill yourself with laughter, which also leave you thinking about some existential questions such as not knowing what to do with your life, even if you are a radish, or having a desire for hegemonic beauty, even if you are a pea. Irony, humor, bad humor, some anger, nonconformity, complaints and other herbs make a salad, or it could also be a stew. (Follow...)