Broken Butterfly Wings/Alas de mariposa rotas

Piñata. Oct. 2021. 32p. Tr $18.95. ISBN 9781558859227.
PreS-Gr 2–After waiting patiently for the mail, Gabriela finally receives a present from her aunt Sylvia: beautiful, glittery butterfly wings. Gabriela is eager to try them out; she flaps her arms up and down as she tries to get them to work, but they just won’t lift her off the ground. When Gabriela’s father finds her using tools to try to get her wings to work, he helps her realize her wings really do work---and with his help, the little girl spreads her wings and pretends she travels to El Yunque rain forest in Puerto Rico. This lovely bilingual book, with its soft hues and flowing text, will help readers see that every day can be extraordinary if we use our imaginations to fly. Readers will want to learn more about El Yunque National Forest and will be encouraged to try out their own make-believe voyages.
VERDICT A good addition to Spanish and bilingual picture book collections.

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