Por un ratito: Only for a Little While (Spanish Edition) (Hardcover)

Por un ratito: Only for a Little While (Spanish Edition) By Gabriela Orozco Belt, Richy Sánchez Ayala (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Un libro ilustrado conmovedor de padres e hijas sobre cómo navegar por cambios y emociones grandes después que una familia tiene que mudarse temporalmente con parientes. Perfecto para lectores de Mi papi tiene una moto, y ¿De dónde eres? 

Cuando la familia de Maribel se tiene que mudar con la tía Carmen porque papi perdió su trabajo, Maribel y su hermana se sienten dudosas.

No siempre es fácil compartir una habitación o estar en una casa llena de primos ruidosos, pero papi les recuerda a las niñas que es solo por un ratito. Mientras tanto, siempre hay alguien con quien jugar, la hora de comer está llena de música y carcajadas y la hora de dormir es para acurrucarse. Maribel se da cuenta de que tal vez que, después de todo, estar allí no es tan malo.

De la autora novel Gabriela Orozco Belt y el ilustrador Richy Sánchez Ayala viene esta historia conmovedora sobre la familia y los grandes cambios—y de la constancia del amor—.

About the Author

Gabriela Orozco Belt is a Costa Rican American writer who knows about family, change, and love. She has a large, loving family, and while she moved often as a child, she now calls the Mojave Desert home. Gabriela is a school librarian and Only for a Little While is her debut picture book. You can visit Gabriela at gabrielabelt.com.

Richy Sanchez Ayala is a visual development artist and illustrator from the Dominican Republic. He has created art for several picture books. You can visit him at richyart.com.

Praise For…

“Both English and Spanish texts of this title convey a calm, peaceful tone, especially with the depiction of an experience that would be stressful for a family, and particularly for children. Maribel looks on the bright side and reminds readers that nothing lasts forever. VERDICT Both editions are excellent choices for picture book collections." — School Library Journal

“This story about temporary situations makes for a book that is likely to resonate for a long time.” — Kirkus Reviews

“In this warmhearted debut from Orozco Belt, though living at their relatives’ bustling home isn’t easy, having cousins around means that there’s always a playmate. Sánchez Ayala’s illustrations emphasize this optimistic perspective, centering fond moments and hopes for the family’s future.”  — Publishers Weekly

"Little readers will be absorbed in the lively, richly colored illustrations, which are reminiscent of Joe Cepeda’s artwork and feature thoughtful cultural details. The book’s creators handle a challenging but not uncommon life event with care, especting Maribel’s mixed feelings while retaining a hopeful outlook." — ALA Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9780063287297
ISBN-10: 0063287293
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: June 27th, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: Spanish