Gracias • Thanks

By Bulldog Librarian

Mora’s writing is full of descriptive words that will resonate with students and adults. Nice descriptive phrases like, “the ladybug that landed on my finger, a little red flying surprise” and “my uncle and his guitar that turns our dogs into howling singers” will entertain children of all ages. The theme of thanksgiving is a timeless theme that needs to be explored and discussed with young readers…. This book will be a good addition to any collection. The bilingual format with Spanish wording on one page and the English counterpart on the opposite page is not a distraction. The Hispanic cultural marker of family is particularly present. The boy gives thanks to his mom for finding his homework, his “abuelita” for special winks and money and his brother and sister for making him laugh…. Parra’s pictures accompany the text nicely. Bulldog Librarian