HarperCollins Paletero Man
HarperCollins Paletero Man

Paletero Man

By Lucky Diaz


Publication Date: June 1, 2021

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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

A truly refreshing picture book about determination, kindness, ice pops—and the true meaning of being part of a community—from Latin Grammy winning musician Lucky Diaz and celebrated artist Micah Player!

What’s the best way to cool off on a hot summer day? Run quick! And find Paletero José!Ring! Ring! Ring!Can you hear his call?Paletas for one! Paletas for all!Follow Paletero José’s call and rush along with our narrator as he passes through his vibrant and busy neighborhood in search of the Paletero Man. But when he arrives, our narrator’s pockets are empty! What happened to his dinero? It will take the help of the entire community to get the tasty treat now.Celebrating the strength of community and the tastes of summer, fans of Thank You, Omu and Carmela Full of Wishes will be hungry for what Paletero Man has in store.The book includes Spanish words and phrases throughout and an author’s note from Lucky Diaz about why he was inspired to write this picture book.

About the Author

Lucky Diaz is a multi–Latin Grammy award–winning and six-time Emmy nominated musician and songwriter. His work has been praised by NPR, Billboard Magazine, and the New York Times. In 2020, his album Buenos Diaz was named an official selection of notable works for children by the American Library Association. He currently lives in Los Angeles, CA with his wife, Alisha and daughter, Indiana Maven. His favorite paleta flavor is horchata. www.luckydiazmusic.comMicah Player began his career designing and illustrating for Paul Frank Industries in Southern California. He is the author of Chloe, Instead and the illustrator of several books and games for children, including Vote For Our Future) and Friday Night Wrestlefest. He lives in a little house beneath a giant tree in the Utah mountains with a lovely schoolteacher named Stephanie. They are the parents of two rad kids, one Yorkshire terrier, and several Casio keyboards. His favorite paleta is fresas con crema. www.micahplayer.com

Format: Hardcover

Length: 32 pages

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: June 1, 2021

ISBN: 9780063014442

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