Back of Book:
The first time Abuela holds Nina, her heart overflows with tenderness. And as Nina grows up, she and Abuela spend plenty of time together. Abuela can’t help thinking how much she’d like to give Nina a very special treat, so she saves a little bit of her money every week — a few pesos here, a few pesos there. When the world turns upside down, Abuela’s dream of a surprise for Nina seems impossible. Luckily, time spent together — and the love Abuela and Nina have for each other — could turn out to be the very best gift of all. With a soft and subtle hand, author-illustrator Cecilia Ruiz draws from her own history to share a deeply personal tale about remembering what’s most important when life starts to get in the way
I was sent this touching story by author Cecillia Ruiz in exchange for an honest review. I love this tenderhearted story about a grandmother’s love for her granddaughter. I love that this book is filled with the traditions and culture of Mexico. It shows readers the importance of respecting elders and spending quality time with them. The text is sprinkled with Spanish words, which shows readers the beauty of the Spanish language. The ending is sweet and satisfying. The illustrations are beautiful drawings that have soft colors. This is a wonderful multicultural story and should be apart of all classroom libraries.
Ages 5 and up