Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos

Expressive acrylic paintings expertly evoke Kahlo's style and color palette. (Vicky Smith, Kirkus Reviews)

This unique and gorgeous take on the famous figure’s work will give children an accessible entry point to an important artist. A good choice for picture book biography shelves. (Shelley M. Diaz, School Library Journal)

Not the first Frida Kahlo picture book biography and certainly not the last, but maybe one of the most successful...Plus you get John Parra’s art as an extra bonus. That guy’s amazing. (Elizabeth Bird A Fuse #8 Production, School Library Journal)

Featuring charming visuals and lively, often lyrical prose, this picture book introduces Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, interweaving biographical details while highlighting her special relationships with pets...Rich-hued, folk art–style illustrations incorporate evocative touches, fanciful details, and collagelike compositions. (Shelle Rosenfeld, Booklist)

Frida and Her Animalitos is based on the life of one of the world’s most beloved artists, Frida Kahlo, and the animals that inspired her art and life.

Brown‘s story recounts Frida’s pets – two monkeys, a parrot, three dogs, two turkeys, an eagle, a black cat, and a fawn – and playfully considers how she embodied many wonderful characteristics of each animal.

Parra’s bold-colored art, reminiscent of Frida’s palette, make this biography a warm and wonder-filled offering for Frida Kahlo fans old and new.