¡Ten cuidado, Bruno!

NubeOcho. Nov. 2022. 40p. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9788418133435. SP.
PreS-Gr 2–In this Spanish-language book, parents want to make sure their children are safe and healthy. Bruno’s parents sometimes go a little overboard. They wrap Bruno up in several scarves and gloves, even if it isn’t cold out. At the park, they clean the equipment and make sure Bruno wears a helmet. When Bruno attempts to play on a slide, the safety measures his parents put in place get in the way, and a tired Bruno tells his parents he simply wishes to play like other children. Bruno soon plays, runs, and slides, and although his parents are reluctant at first, they find that even if Bruno isn’t wearing layers of clothing or it rains and they get a little wet, it isn’t a big deal. The expressive and slightly comical illustrations capture the worry and concern from Bruno’s parents, contrasting them with other carefree visitors at the park, while the Spanish text adds to the emotions as Bruno’s parents shout for him to be careful and an exasperated Bruno puts his foot down. This picture book shows that while it is understandable to be protective, sometimes we have to let go a little.
VERDICT A humorous exploration of how a caregiver’s love can lead to overprotection, this picture book shows that children must also be allowed to be children. More for adults than children, this would make a nice choice for Spanish-language collections.

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