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The Birthday Swap

Written and illustrated by Loretta Lopez

9781880000892


It's the day before her older sister's birthday, and five-year-old Lori is determined to find her own gift to give. This year, Lori decides, she doesn't want to sign her name to everyone else's present. But it's not easy shopping for the perfect gift. Even though Lori knows what she would want, none of the wonderful things she sees at the Mercado seem quite right. Little does Lori know that the best, most perfect gifts sometimes come to us when we least expect them.

In this warm-hearted tale about the joys of giving and receiving, Loretta Lopez celebrates family love and togetherness through her affectionate prose and fun, colorful illustrations.

Booktalk with author/illustrator Loretta Lopez

Teacher's Guide

Awards
"Choices"
Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)

Commended Lists
Américas Award

Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs

Interest Level
Grades K - 3
Reading Level
Grades 2 - 3
Themes
Holidays & Celebrations, Latino/Hispanic/Mexican Interest, Neighbors, Sharing & Giving, Siblings
Accelerated Reader
Level: 3.1
Points: .5
About the Creators

Loretta Lopez , who was born in El Paso, Texas, earned a fine arts degree at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and now lives in New York City. Visit her online at lorettalopez.com.

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