Winner of the Pura Belpré Medal! A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book!
Little Lobo and Bernabé return in ¡Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge, a joyful paper-over-board picture book follow-up to ¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat about coming together and celebrating community from New York Times bestselling, three-time Pura Belpré Award–winning author-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?
Raúl the Third is the New York Times bestselling, Pura Belpré Award-winning author-illustrator of ¡Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market, ¡Vamos! Let's Go Eat, ¡Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge, and the rest of the World of ¡Vamos! series. He is also the illustrator of Schneider Family Award Honoree Stuntboy, in the Meantime, written by Jason Reynolds, and the Lowriders series, 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 New York Times bestselling 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 Reviews (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