I have a delightful story to share with you today. Let's take a look at REY ANTONIO & REY FEO by Author Kena Sosa, illustrated by Jessica McClure.
Aren't these boys adorable. And what about the crowns? You'll soon find out.
Here are my thoughts.
REY ANTONIO & REY FEO
By Author Kena Sosa
Illustrated by Jessica McClure
Would you like to go to a fiesta? How about watching a parade? Sounds like fun to me. We can do it too, just climb aboard the truck with Rey, his older brother Antonio, and their parents and off we go to San Antonio, Texas.
In Author Kena Sosa’s picture book, REY ANTONIO & REY FEO we join the family on their exciting journey to the Fiesta, Rey’s first time there. He’s waited seven years for this big day to arrive, and now he’s excited. Boys will be boys, of course, and the brothers soon get into an argument about who will be King. They both want the honor, but there’s only one king. Then the boys learn the meaning of the names Rey Antonio and Rey Feo. I did as well, which is quite interesting.
Kena Sosa has written a delightful story of a family enjoying their vacation together. And what’s really neat, on alternate pages the story is told in Spanish for readers that speak Spanish and for readers that would like to learn to read Spanish.
Illustrations by talented Jessica McClure add just the right touch, along with the excitement that the boys experience on their holiday. I love the expressions on their faces as they watch the parade. And the pictures show scenes of San Antonio, like the Alamo and the River Walk, giving the reader a bit of history too.
REY ANTONIO & REY FEO would make a great addition to elementary school libraries and classrooms as well as your own library. Recommended.