The Life of – La Vida de Walter: A Bilingual Biography


The Life of – La Vida de Walter: A Lil’ Libros Bilingual Biography (2020) – board book
Written by Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein
Illustrated by Citlali Reyes

22 pages
Trim size: 6.7″ x 6.7″
Recommended ages: 0 to 3

In stock


The Life of Walter – La Vida de Walter: A Bilingual Picture Book Biography (English and Spanish) from Lil’ Libros

Introduce little ones to the life of a cherished Latin-American icon, Walter Mercado, in both English and Spanish!

Born on March 9, 1932, in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Walter Mercado had many talents. Although an actor, dancer, and singer, he was best known for his daily television appearances as an astrologer. Walter’s dazzling capes and costumes hypnotized audiences across the world. Captivating millions, his segments aired on TV networks for decades, securing for him a lasting place in pop culture!

About the Authors:
Unable to find bilingual first concept books she could enjoy reading to her baby, Patty Rodriguez came up with the idea behind Lil’ Libros. Patty and her work have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, CNN Latino, Latina Magazine, Cosmopolitan, People En Español, Cosmo Latina, and American Latino TV, to name a few. She is currently Sr. Producer for On Air With Ryan Seacrest, jewelry designer for MALA by Patty Rodriguez, and creator of Manolos And Tacos.

Ariana Stein, a graduate from California State University, Dominguez Hills, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Ariana spent the first eight years of her professional career in the corporate world. Her life changed with the birth of her baby boy. She immediately realized that bilingualism played a very important role in his future, as well as the future of other children.

About the Illustrator:
Citlali Reyes, born and raised in Mexico, loved to doodle as a child. It was after studying architecture that she was drawn toward the enchanting world of illustration and chose to become an illustrator full-time. Citlali enjoys telling stories through pictures, and her work is strongly influenced by the culture and vibrant colors of her country. She has partnered with Lil’ Libros to illustrate more than 15 popular bilingual picture books for children in their board book collection.

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Additional information

Weight .75 lbs
Dimensions 6.7 × 6.7 × .75 in
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