On a snowy day, a grandmother and grandchild find an injured bird. They take it home and care for it until it can fly around the living room. It is fantastic—just like everything at Abuela’s house! But a fantastic moment is also bittersweet, for the little bird’s recovery means that it’s time to let it fly free. Drawing inspiration from a formative childhood experience, Blanca Gómez crafts a deceptively simple story that is morally and emotionally resonant and is brimming with love, wonder, and a deep respect for the natural world.
|Διαστάσεις:||20.5 × 25.5 cm|
|Πρώτη Έκδοση:||Απρίλιος 2021|
|Ηλικία:||3-5 ετών||6-8 ετών|
“Spanish author/illustrator Gómez’s semiautobiographical tribute to her own abuela is a charming window into an idyllic childhood infused with love for all living things. This little gem elicits a sense of deep-seated comfort and refuge for these uncertain times.”
The Horn Book Magazine
“Spare, simple, first-person text, narrated from the child’s point of view, leaves room for the sweet, collagelike illustrations to pull readers’ attention into the story and hold them in this magical space. The illustrations exude the warmth and coziness of a dear relationship between a young child and loving caregiver, and this cherished relationship is enhanced by the new friend they make together.”