Duncan Tonatiuh – Dear Primo


This is the cover of “Dear Primo, a letter to my cousin”, my first picture book. I wrote the story and illustrated it. It is published by Abrams and it will be in stores March 1st. If you want to pre-order it on Amazon click here.

The story is about Carlitos and Charlie, two cousins that write letters back and forth to each other. Carlitos lives in the countryside in Mexico. He rides his bicicleta to school and loves quesadillas. Charlie lives in a city in the US. He rides the subway to school and always gets a slice of pizza on his way home.

There are words in Spanish scattered throughout Dear Primo and a glossary at the end. To see more images and find out more about the book visit my blog: www.duncantonatiuh.wordpress.com


I am an author and illustrator. I spend part of the year in my hometown San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and part of the year in New York City. I hand draw and collage digitally. I am very much influenced by the Pre-Columbian art of ancient Mexico. My first picture book Dear Primo, a letter to my cousin was published by H N Abrams in the spring of 2010.

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