The Capybaras (Hardcover)
These semiaquatic cavies will nose their way into your heart as they escape hunting season and stumble into a flock of very suspicious chickens with problems of their own. For lovers of Doreen Cronin's Click, Clack, Moo, comes this sweet parable about community, immigration, and the freedom available to us when we join together in the face of oppression. Check out this charming, tot-ready tale of friendship and acceptance; it's never too early to get those protest babies flipping pages! -Lara— From Spring Booknotes 2021
A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids 2020 (Spanish edition)
A charming and hilarious tale for kids ages 4-8 about how accepting others can enrich us all--featuring capybaras, the beloved animal sensation capturing hearts around the world.
In this beautiful and simple book, hens and their chicks are living safe and secure in their coop, or at least it seems that way. They are happy with life as it is, and each hen knows her job. They don't even seem to notice when one of them is carried off from time to time.
Until the day the capybaras appear. To the hens, they are too hair, too wet, and too big. They don't even follow the rules But it's hunting season, and the capybaras need refuge.
As time passes and days change, minds begin to open and new possibilities appear. Can the hens accept the capybaras after all?
This delightful story teaches readers about the importance of caring for each other, no matter our differences.
About the Author
ALFREDO SODERGUIT is an award-winning author and illustrator with more than forty books published throughout Latin America, Spain, France, and Italy. He also makes animated films with Palermo Estudio, a collective, which he founded with other illustrators and animators. His prize-winning animated film, Anina, is available on HBO and YouTube in English and Spanish.