I Am an Animal / Soy un animal


by Alfredo Soderguit


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A bilingual board book for little ones to explore the wonderful world of animals and discover an unexpected and surprising facet of themselves.

From the award-winning author and illustrator of The Capybaras comes a perfect gift for little ones eager to learn a new language. Featuring a series of sixteen two-tone animal illustrations, I Am an Animal humorously and expressively enhances routine actions and attitudes like eating, laughing, playing, singing, … and even dreaming and forgetting.

Un libro de tablero bilingüe para que los más pequeños exploren el maravilloso mundo de los animales y descubran una faceta inesperada y sorprendente de sí mismos.

Del galardonado autor e ilustrador de Los carpinchos llega un regalo perfecto para pequeños ansiosos por aprender un nuevo idioma. Acompañado por una serie de dieciséis ilustraciones de animales en dos tonos, Yo soy un animal realza con humor y expresividad acciones y actitudes rutinarias como comer, reír, jugar, cantar... e incluso soñar y olvidar.



"Soderguit’s work makes adept use of illustration and design elements to convey meaning, truly honoring the picture book form." —Publishers Weekly

"Delves into the commonalities we share with our co-inhabitants on this great planet." Kirkus Reviews

“A book that breaks with all the topics of animal books for girls and boys. It is time [...] to get rid of prejudices and trust our instincts.” Javier Pizarro, El Asombrario

“A simple text that grows in intensity and meaning as the reader advances, turning shared reading into a fun game of metaphors that allow the exchange of ideas about the similarities between animals and human beings.”Papel en blanco

A bilingual board book for little ones to explore the wonderful world of animals and discover an unexpected and surprising facet of themselves.

Alfredo Soderguit is an award-winning author and illustrator with more than forty books published throughout Latin America, Spain, France, and Italy. His work has been selected for the Bratislava Biennale, the Bologna Book Fair Illustrator’s Exhibition, and the Children’s Literature Illustration Award of Uruguay. His 2020 children's book, Los carpinchos, appeared in the New York Public Library Best Books of 2020 and the White Ravens list. He is the director of the prize-winning animated film, Anina. Originally from Rocha, Uruguay, he currently lives in Montevideo. 


Publication Date | March 21, 2023 |Trade edition

Board book

46 Pages Color Illustrations Throughout

7.5 x 7.5 in.

$11.99 ($15.99 CAN)


Reading Age: 1 - 4 years

This book has been translated into the following languages: