Higher! Higher!/¡Más alto! ¡Más alto!

Written & Illustrated by Leslie Patricelli
Candlewick Press • 2011 • 30 pages
Board book ($6.99)
ISBN: 978-0-7636-4998-2
Ages 2-5

A single word can go a long way! Higher! Higher! plays on the repetition of its title. A little girl’s imagination soars as her dad pushes her swing higher and higher. With every new push of the swing, the child reaches tops of buildings, mountains, the clouds, and into outer space.

Read Related: The Birthday Box/Mi caja de cumpleaños

Each page of this bilingual edition of the original title is a splash of color resonating with the squealing sound of Higher! Higher!/¡Más alto! ¡Más alto! in both languages. The Spanish translation uses two words rather than the original one, with similar effect. A delightful and durable bilingual board book that invites small children to imagine their own journey on a swing, and to take off reading on their own.

Reviewed by Professor Gisela Norat, Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA