Tiny Travelers Puerto Rico Treasure Quest
by Susie Jaramillo
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Pub Date 25 Feb 2020 | Archive Date 28 Jan 2022
Encantos Media Studios, Encantos
Inspire children to fall in love with the world they live in with Tiny Travelers!
The Tiny Travelers “Treasure Quest” Series takes its readers on a fun-filled journey to discover what makes each country special with search-and-find features on every spread.
In Tiny Travelers Puerto Rico Treasure Quest, readers journey from the historical city of San Juan with its famous "El Morro" fort, to the beautiful bioluminescent bay in Vieques. Tiny Travelers will enjoy getting closer to Puerto Rican culture, and seeing why it is called “La Isla del Encanto” (the island of enchantment).
Each illustrated spread invites children to discover hidden "treasures" - icons, animals, statues, instruments and more - that make up the rich cultural heritage of Puerto Rico.
“Most kids today are told that it’s a small world, when in fact it’s a really big world,” says Encantos CEO and Tiny Travelers creator and author Steven Wolfe Pereira. “And because the world is so big, there are many countries, cities, and cultures that have yet to be discovered and explored by kids. We created Tiny Travelers to foster curiosity, empathy, and understanding by learning what makes people and places so special.”
"A+ educational content….Wonderful... to share with young kids -- to broaden their horizons and discover new places of interest!” — Common Sense Media
“Purpose is at the core of the Tiny Travelers launch... The goal is to expose kids to the vastness and diversity of the world beyond their backyards, engendering empathy for different cultures, geographies and languages at a time when people all over the world are more connected than ever via digital platforms.”?— Forbes
“The books are full of fun facts, hidden “easter eggs” , and rhyme-based storytelling. They’re infused with keywords from the featured country’s language, helping teach kids correct pronunciation and useful phrases for travel.” ?— Parentology
"Great for kids of all ages, the interactive book is packed full of beautiful illustrations and rhyme-based storytelling." ?— Red Tricycle
Video interview with creators and select author appearances can be available.
Steven Wolfe Pereira is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Encantos. A Dominican-American born in New York, Steven has been inspired by a world of cultures ever since he was an International Relations major at Tufts University. An avid traveler, Steven has lived all over the world, from France to Japan to Mexico, and has visited more than 50 countries. A Fulbright scholar, Steven is a proud father of two tiny travelers and lives with his wife Nuria in Los Angeles.
Susie Jaramillo is creator of the acclaimed Canticos bilingual series of books and videos inspired by latino nursery rhymes. A student of culture, Susie lives to travel and paint. She lives with her husband and 2 kids in Brooklyn.
Average rating from 62 members
A darling little book, with fun colors, showcasing many wonderful places around Puerto Rico. Really like the interweaving of Spanish words too, and the phonetics. Good way to teach a little lingua besides helping kids learn about a different culture. Love the colors and the variety of places shown. Sweet book, and one that I highly recommend.
I've read three Tiny Traveler books today and my kids loved every single one. I love these little fact filled cultural expanding books.
A fantastic book to teach children about Puerto Rico. The did you know sections were interesting. The words in Spanish were simple to learn and the search and finds made the learning aspect of this book fun and engaging for kids.
This is a great educational book for children. The illustrations are nice and will keep children engaged. My 5 year old loved this book.
This book, like the others in the series, features appealing illustrations and interesting facts about the country in question. Unfamiliar words have pronunciation guides, and there are lots of things to look at in the pictures.
I'd like to see some other books in the series deal with less well-known countries. So far, we have two Spanish-speaking ones, which seems a bit repetitive (even though the cultures are different); because language features heavily in these books, there may be the potential for the Mexico book and the Puerto Rico book to be muddled together in some readers' minds.
Still, once this series gets some more titles to round it out, I think it'll be a nice one to introduce kids to the basics and inspire them to want to learn more about the countries in question. All three of the titles I've read so far are fun picture books that are interesting and engaging... both great traits in non-fiction for kids.
This title is part of a series of board books for young children. Each vividly illustrated title explores a place by providing fun facts. There are also hidden objects to find. In this entry of Puerto Rico children to explore this U.S. territory. They see festivals, foods, bio luminescence on Vieques and more.
The books in this series can widen a young child's world. Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.
I really like this series. It shares information in a way that is fun and engaging for kids. I love the pictures and all of the trivia facts.
Tiny Travelers Puerto Rico is a great introduction for kids! We always love to read books about new places and places we’re traveling to and this one is perfect! It gives a couple facts on each page (all interesting and kid friendly) with a search and find object that helps introduce the local language and culture. I’ll definitely be trying to find a Tiny Travelers book for our next trip!
We received a digital copy for review from Netgalley but all opinions are our own.
Cute, beginning introduction to a different country and culture. Is geared towards young children and would feel too young for older children.
This is a great addition to the Tiny Travelers series of books for kids. Designed to introduce children to Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican culture, the book does a great job of grabbing their attention with the bright and colorful pictures. There are some words (understandably) that are hard to pronounce, but the pronunciation of these words has been included to help readers. As an adult, I learned quite a bit that I didn't know! I know that kids will love reading this book and learning more about Puerto Rico!
*I received this book on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*
This tiny traveller’s guide is well drawn, and well -written. Pereira and Jaramillo do a masterful job of explaining cultural aspects of Puerto Rico, hoping to several cities and even an island, with realistic imagery in every site. I especially love the treasure hunt, where there are items often food or animals that the little traveller must identify on every page and even a hidden one. Another thing I love about this little book was the use of Puerto Rican terms with a pronunciation guide. After reading this book, I am definitely looking up the other books in this series to see what other treasure’s I can find.
Very fun and interactive for kids. I didn't feel it was necessary to have so much rhyming in it but thought it did a pretty good job highlighting parts of the country and culture.
This is the first book I have had the opportunity to look at from the Little Travelers Series. I thought it was done well - the foreign language words have a spot where it shows you how to pronounce them. The colors and visual imagery are delightful and sure to grab a child's attention.
Overall, this book is educational as well as entertaining.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Thank you NetGalley.
I think it's SO very important that children know about and understand other cultures, and this book series helps with that.
We loved this book, and we honestly cannot wait to purchase physical copies of the entire series!
Tiny Travelers Puerto Rico Treasure Quest by Steven Wolfe Pereira and Susie Jaramillo is an adorable way to introduce a new country to a small child. It has many interesting facts, engaging illustrations with a lot of fun colors, and a fun find-me as on every page spread. I cannot wait to read more of this series.
Leaves you eager to travel and curious to learn more!!
Note: this review applies to each and every book in this series that I have read - tiny travelers - China, Mexico, Puerto Rico
First things first: the art is bright, colorful, delightful, eye-catching and the rhyming text is fun to read out loud! You will enjoy reading the words in other languages with the provided phonetics as well as looking for the hidden items and for those that are not.
As you go through the pages, the text and the detailed illustrations work together to teach the young armchair traveler very many things. These include words from the language, an introduction to interesting places in the country, traditions and events, wildlife, people, food, and more. It is truly amazing how much you can learn within the few pages of these board books, while maintaining cultural authenticity and accuracy.
I love that it includes things that most people first think of when they hear the name of the country (like the Great Wall of China or San Juan or the mariachis) and then the other equally wonderful things that make up that nation (like Wuling Mountains or Xochimilco or the Arecibo Planetary Radar). Curious now, aren’t you?:)
The first page has the map of the featured country along with a useful fact card containing capital, language, currency, and population statistics. The ‘this-book-belongs-to’ is replaced with a ‘boarding pass’ where the tiny traveler (armchair one, in this case) can write his or her name. I am sure this format makes it exciting for kids – travel through the pages, earn those stamps on your book (and you can get free stickers for each book to stick on relevant pages), and complete your travel.
Each two-page spread has a similar layout with similar symbols across pages for ease of use. Each one includes
-the name of the specific place depicted on the page,
-the what-you-need-to-seek in a ‘stamp’ that you can put the free appropriate sticker on when found,
-a ‘Did you know’ fact box about something on the page,
labels to highlight items depicted (could be food, animals, places, etc) that inform the reader, and of course
-the detailed art work with the rhyming text taking center-stage, or well, spread across the two pages.
The last couple of pages include a checklist to see if the reader found everything and ends with the world map highlighting the featured country.
It is tough to represent a country within the confines of a children’s board book and there will always be lots of things that might be missing but this series does a great job of presenting it perfectly for the intended audience in a fun, interesting, and enriching way!
So, yes, these books are a wonderful addition to any library. So, if you have a child who enjoys learning about new places, or the search-and-find activities, or even if not, these books are going to be well-worth it.
They left me curious to learn more about everything mentioned, eager to travel and explore, and yes, hungry!
Disclaimer: Thank you to NetGalley for the digital review copies of the featured books. These thoughts are my honest opinions of each book
This series is fabulous. It draws you in with beautiful illustrations that are incredibly detailed. The text is simple and short and engages the reader. Looking for a hidden treasure on each page adds an extra layer of excitement for the child.
This series is perfect for parents who want their children to dream of traveling to different lands or for parents wanting their children to learn about other cultures. We loved the Puerto Rico book as much as all the others we have read, we will definitely buy this series and I would recommend it for any child's collection or foe any classroom or library.
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How stinking cute is this book! I love this idea of a series for young people to learn about different places. The book includes a fair amount of "hunting" for items on each page as well as looking for a coqui frog on each page. You learn all about the features of Puerto Rico in the main text as well as these "Did you know?" tabs on the bottom of every couple of pages. I love that many words are presented in Spanish with a phonetic English pronunciation also provided. I'm going to be checking out other books in this series!
Another fun book in the 'Tiny Travelers' series. This one covers your president's most favorite place to hate (after Africa) - Puerto Rico! That's one reason I chose to review this! Anything he hates, I tend to love - apart from Amazon that is! Once again it's a series of about a dozen beautifully-drawn and gorgeously-colored illustrations, each of which imparts a little knowledge of the location, and a hidden treasure to find.
There's a website and a club to join for anyone who chooses, or you can just stick with the fun books, the poetic descriptions, and the joyful attitude. Either way I commend this as a worthy read!
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