Una familia empieza con un deseo

NubeOcho. Jun. 2024. 48p. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9788419607584. SP.
Baby-Toddler–In this sweet offering from Caldecott Medalist Cordell, a pair of elephants wish for a child to complete their family. The sweet pachyderms travel the world, build things, and learn things, but all to serve a greater purpose—bringing their baby into the world. Even after a difficult disappointment, the only nighttime scene in the book, they continue to dream until their wish comes true. Cordell’s distinctive line warmly depicts the aching and excited feelings that come along with wanting to create a family. This story can be useful for biological, adoptive, and even found families. The Spanish-language translation of Wish is spare but lyrical, with only a few lines per page. The lovely illustrations are done in mostly pinks, blues, and yellows. Reminiscent of Nancy Tillman’s On the Night You Were Born and Alison McGhee’s Someday, this book is told in the second person, from parent to child, and is perfect for first-time parents.
VERDICT Purchase this soothing, tear-inducing Spanish-language picture book for most collections, especially where there are new-parent programs.

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