GRANDMA, WHERE WILL YOUR LOVE GO? / ABUELA, ¿A DÓNDE IRÁ TU AMOR?
The joy of intergenerational relationships is explored in this bilingual picture book.
by Adriana Camacho-Church
Illustrations by Gastón Hauviller
Publication Date: October 31, 2023
Imprint: Piñata Books
Not yet published
“Grandma and I dance together, / sew together, / bake together / and go to the market together.” This engaging picture book depicts the loving relationship between a young girl and her grandmother and the girl’s growing realization that her grandmother will not always be physically present. Her beloved abuela “walks slower, sits longer and takes more medicine.”
Abuela comforts her granddaughter by using nature’s beauty, power and mystery to reassure her that life continues—and so does love. The child will feel her touch in the sun’s warmth and her kiss in each raindrop. When the wind lifts her hair, she will know her grandmother is there. The beauty of sunlit dragonflies and the smell of baked bread will be reminders of her love. “Feel my love in the power of waterfalls,” Grandma says. “Feel it in a moonlit darkness and in the sprout from a seed.” The love they share will surround her always.
With beautiful illustrations by Gastón Hauviller depicting a child enjoying activities with a special adult, this bilingual book about loss, healing and a unique bond will connect children to the idea that we come from and return to nature. Kids will eagerly recount—or even write about—their favorite memories of time spent with a beloved family member or friend.