Arthur Dorros's skillful blend of Spanish and English and Raúl Colón's poignant paintings illuminate how the special bond between an abuelo and a nieto reaches across miles.
Together, a young boy and his abuelo go camping, ride horses, and even confront a mountain lion. Soon, the boy's family moves to the city from the country, away from Abuelo, and it is the boy's memories that help him adjust to his new life.
Fans of Dorros's Papá and Me and Abuela will delight in this bilingual and multigenerational picture book about a special family relationship.
This beautiful picture book blends Spanish and English seamlessly, all at once telling a wonderful story and introducing young readers to both languages. Perfect for bilingual families as well as teachers and families who want to expose their children to multiple languages.
About the Author
Arthur Dorros views being a writer like being a traveling detective. He finds ideas all around. He learned Spanish while living in Latin America, and many of his stories, such as Abuelo, grow from those experiences. Arthur is the author of many books for children, including Julio's Magic, a CLASP Américas Award Commended Title; Papá and Me, a Pura Belpré Honor Book; and the popular Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science book Ant Cities. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
Raúl Colón was born in New York City, studied art in Puerto Rico, and designed puppets and animated films in Florida. An illustrator of over thirty books for children, Raúl has received a Golden Kite Award, a Pura Belpré Award, and both a gold and silver medal in the Original Art show. He currently resides in New York City with his family.
Raúl Colón es un aclamado artista cuyo trabajo ha aparecido en numerosas publicaciones como el New York Times, Time, The New Yorker y el Wall Street Journal. Su arte para libros infantiles ha sido galardonado con medallas de oro y plata por la Society of Illustrators. Raúl vive en Nueva York.
Perfect for a grandparent-themed story hour.
The lessons learned on the open plains help the young boy come to feel at home in the city--laughing when he feels fear, standing strong against a bully and finding comfort in gazing at the city stars. This book succeeds at both specificity and universality, presenting the distinct culture of the gaucho cowboy and the plains of South America through a story that will resonate broadly with many children and families.
— Kirkus Reviews
Together, Arthur Dorros and Raúl Colón capture the way and intimate bond between a boy and grandfather can feel like a magical, private world. This deceptively simple story with its universal appeal reminds children that love and comfort can cross many miles.
— Shelf Awareness
The warm relationship between a young boy and his...grandfather...soaring landscape and emotions.
— Wall Street Journal
Warm, windy, wild and free. The story depicts the affection between a boy and his grandfather, his abuelo. Dorros' language and Colón's sculptural drawings evoke a time and place...where any child would like to live, or at least linger.
Told in graceful free verse, this book...evokes the freedom of the countryside and also the lessons of strength being taught across generations.
— Waking Brain Cell