Matt the Rat Books
Bilingual Children's Books

“Told in a very simple and fun form, [The Matt the Rat Series] takes children by the hand on unique adventures. One of the books I most liked [Matt the Rat’s Incredible Creations], envisions Matt the Rat as an inventor. My son Nicolas loved the goalie who dressed himself in . . . plastics to stop the soccer ball kicks at the goal. . . . For anyone who desires that their child practice both languages.”
—Jorge Ramos, Despierta América book segment Despierta Leyendo (May 2005, review excerpt translated from the Spanish.)

“Everyone should have a cloud friend, a friend who is a cloud. Who hasn’t befriended ants, frogs, grasshoppers, and praying mantises? Who hasn’t said good morning to the sun, good night to the moon? The great mystery and joy of life is in this wise and warm book. Matt the Rat and His Magic Cloud is a book to be held close to the heart, where all things, all life, and all spirit are sacred.”
—Denise Chávez, Honoree of 2003 Hispanic Heritage Award for Literature and Author of Face of an Angel and Loving Pedro Infante

“The bilingual translations are easy to follow and will help kids further their understanding of another language. Delightfully drawn, clever, and funny, Matt promises to be a fun addition to your kid’s library.”
El Paso Inside & Out (Holiday 2004 issue)

“A thoroughly entertaining bilingual story told in lyrical rhymes and colorfully illustrated, . . . very highly recommended for school and community collections.”
Midwest Book Review (December 2004 issue)

“I can hardly wait to tuck my grandchildren in and share with them the bilingual spiritual adventures of Matt the Rat.”
—Mark Medoff, Author of Children of a Lesser God

“Matt the Rat imagines all kinds of things a magic cloud might do.”
San Diego Union-Tribune (03/06/04)

The Matt the Rat Series offers imaginative journeys in fast-paced, thought-provoking and entertaining tales.”
El Paso Times (04/13/04)

“Exuberant, charming, and colorfully illustrated and engaging, this is an enjoyable read at many skill levels and a fun addition to the curriculum. It holds great promise for the future adventures of Matt the Rat.”
ForeWord Magazine (July/August 2004 issue)

“The Matt the Rat books emphasize using one’s imagination. Young readers will delight in the prose style that rhymes in both languages.”
The Santa Fe New Mexican (07/11/04)

“The pictures were beautiful. Boys and girls in my class would like this book.”
Albuquerque Journal, by bilingual student Jazbeth Aguilar (06/13/04)