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Abuelita’s Secret

Written by Alma Flor Ada
Illustrated by Alma Flor Ada
Published by Reycraft Books

A boy is living with his family while his father is away. He dreads the first day at a new school because he has nothing special to share about himself. Each family member offers him an object that represents a memory from the summer, but the boy doesn’t think any of these is interesting. Then his abuelita whispers a secret in his ear. When it’s his turn to talk, all he needs to do is open his backpack. When the moment arrives, he dumps the backpack’s contents onto the table. As his classmates pick up the objects, he retells the stories they represent. Suddenly, he is surprised that he has much to say. And when he returns home, his abuelita has an even bigger surprise.

Primary ISBN: 9781478868019
Publication Date: November 2019
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback
Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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