The King of Things/El Rey de las Cosas

I am three years old I am so strong I am so smart Look at what I own! In this bilingual (Spanish/English) very early reader, Little Lalo receives inspiration from the famous Mexican loteria game. Since Lalo is the King of Things and three years old besides, he plays the cards and counts as his possessions the sun, the moon, a lion, a fish, a clown, a train, the crown on his head. Each card in Lalo's kingdom has its own page, illustrated with a playful brightly colored woodcut. Born in Tacambaro, Michoacan, Artemio Rodriguez is a woodcut artist known for his prints in Dagoberto Gilb's Woodcuts of Women. He lives and works in Los Angeles.