Happy Thursday everyone!
For today's blog post, I read Papá and Me by Arthur Dorros, illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez.
There is nothing as special as a child’s bond to his or her parents. In his story, Dorros explores the bond between a father and his son. We see the love between them as they get ready for the day and the many activities they have planned. The simplicity of the text and the seamless inclusion of Spanish words invokes memories of time spent with my family, where Spanish and English gently flowed and intertwined. Add the illustrations, which not only explode with vibrant colors but have soft, curved edges that bring forth a sense of encircling and you have a book that is as comforting as a father’s embrace. This is a book that should be given to anyone that shares a bond with their father and would definitely make a great Father’s Day gift this June 15th.
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- Galia, Schools Program Coordinator