Family, Familia

by Diane Gonzales Bertrand
Illustrations by Pauline Rodriguez Howard
Spanish translation by Julia Mercedes Castilla

ISBN: 978-1-55885-270-9
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 32
Format: Trade Paperback
Ages: 5-9

A heartwarming bilingual tale about the importance of family for children ages 5-9.

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Young Daniel doesn’t share his dad’s excitement over going to a family reunion. What’s the big deal? After all, it’s just going to be a bunch of old people he doesn’t know, sitting around telling stories about other old people he doesn’t know. Once there, though, Daniel is in for several pleasant surprises—and a happy discovery about the meaning of family, familia.

In this refreshingly homespun bilingual story for children ages 5 to 9, the author of Sip, Slurp, Soup, Soup / Caldo, caldo, caldo has written a touching tale that children and adults will delight in sharing. Pauline Rodriguez Howard’s soothing pastel illustrations strengthen that enjoyment. Family, Familia will make a wonderful gift, opening young children’s eyes to the little pleasures and blessings that come from knowing their extended family.