Written by Jesus Trejo
Illustrated by Eliza Kinkz
Published by Astra Publishing House
Little Jesús is excited to spend a Saturday with his landscaper Papá at the “family business.” He loves Papá’s cool truck and all the tools he gets to use. Papá even puts him in charge of the magical water jug, which is also a clock! When it’s empty, Papá explains, the workday will be done. It’s a big job, and Jesús wants to do it right. But he just can’t help giving water to an array of thirsty animals—a dog in a sweater, some very old cats, and a flock of peacocks. Before he knows it, the magical water jug is empty —but the workday’s not over yet! Will Jesús be fired?! Or is the jug not really magical after all? This mischievous tale of a very young comedian’s life lesson will warm hearts and have class clowns, practical jokers, and all high-spirited kids nodding in sympathy.
Look for the Spanish version, El Barrilito Mágico de Papá (Papá’s Magical Water-Jug Clock).
Primary ISBN: 9781662651045
Publication Date: June 2023
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 04 or older
Community Represented: Unspecified (Hispanic/Latinx/Latine)
Themes: Family Relationship: Parents
Setting: United States
Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Unknown Arrival
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