Mis abuelos y yo / My Grandparents and I


Bilingual poetic ode to grandparents.

by Samuel Caraballo
Illustrations by D. Nina Cruz
English translation by Ethriam Cash Brammer de Gonzales

ISBN: 978-1-55885-407-9
Publication Date: November 30, 2004  
Imprint: Piñata Books
Ages: 3-7

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This ode to family depicts the special influence of a young boy’s grandparents in his life.  His voice rings as he catalogs the various ways his grandparents impact him. Through gentle verse, Caraballo strings the joys of this quiet relationship: weekends spent throwing parties in the kitchen with delectable desserts, strolls to the museums and historic sites, and sprinting through the spray of a water hose in the backyard.

Set in Puerto Rico, the book, too, pays homage to a unique childhood on the island, colored by descriptions of El Morro, the cruise-liners and big freighters in the ocean, and frolicking in the sea with stingrays.  The verses sparkle with this island song, flitting from the joys of the seaside to the cool nights under the stars.

Caraballo introduces the reader, aged 3 to 7, to a strong grandparent and grandchild relationship.  Complemented by vibrant illustrations, this is a book to share with a child on a very special day.