Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos

Author(s) Monica Brown
Illustrator(s) John Parra
Age Group 4-8
Publisher NorthSouth Books
ISBN 978-0735842694
Year 2017
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos book cover

This book is based on the life of one of the world's most influential painters, Frida Kahlo, and the animals that inspired her art and life. The Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is remembered for her self-portraits, her dramatic works featuring bold and vibrant colors. Her work brought attention to Mexican and indigenous culture and she is also renowned for her works celebrating the female form. This story recounts Frida's beloved pets—two monkeys, a parrot, three dogs, two turkeys, an eagle, a black cat, and a fawn—and playfully considers how Frida embodied many wonderful characteristics of each animal. 

Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos book cover