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A 2021 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Book
Little Lobo and Bernabé are back in this joyful story about coming together and celebrating community, a lively follow-up to ¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat, by Pura Belpré Medal–winning illustrator Raúl the Third.
People are always crossing the bridge for work, to visit family, or for play. Some going this way; others going that way. Back and forth they go. With friends on foot and in bicycles, in cars and trucks, the bridge is an incredibly busy place with many different types of vehicles.
Little Lobo and his dog Bernabé have a new truck and they are using it to carry party supplies over the bridge with their pals El Toro and La Oink Oink. The line is long and everyone on the bridge is stuck. How will they pass the time? Eventually everyone comes together for an epic party on the bridge between two different countries. Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go gets Mexican American makeover in this joyful story about coming together.
About the Author
Raúl the Third is the Pura Belpré Award-winning author-illustrator of ¡Vamos! Let's Go Eat, ¡Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market, and the rest of the World of ¡Vamos! series. He is also the Pura Belpré Award-winning illustrator of Lowriders to the Center of the Earth, written by Cathy Camper. Raúl was born in El Paso, Texas, and grew up going back and forth between El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, México. He now lives in Boston, Massachusetts, with his collaborator and fellow artist, Elaine Bay, and their son, Raúl the Fourth.
★ “Like the other books in the series, this outing excels in its inclusion of cultural references in its illustrations….Totally fun and dynamic.”—Kirkus, STARRED review
★ “Vibrant spreads allow the party to spill out of the pages…A perfect addition to the world of “¡Vamos!” and to picture book collections for children.”—School Library Journal, STARRED review
“Raúl the Third's intricate illustrations in his signature art style bring the busy bridge to life with so much detail that every read through will have kids spotting new things on each page.”—Booklist