Dad is lying on the couch and announces it is a good day to watch “futbol,” but his daughter reminds him he promised they would hike that day to the top of a nearby mountain. They plan well and pack up water and snacks and a first aid kit and a camera. The girl takes the lead, and Dad starts asking if they are there yet. The way is convoluted, the path is difficult, and the forest is dense and filled with bugs, birds, flowers, and thick plants. But they climb on and on. Dad asks if they are there yet, but no, not yet. They take a short rest and look down on their town, but climb on until finally, they reach the top, ready to start the trip home.
Author Baptiste Paul has written a fun story sprinkled with the Creole patois native to the place the story takes place. The language is spare and lyrical, the story is compelling and fun. The rich and stunning illustrations created by Jacqueline Alcántara fill every page with marvelous details that will keep young listeners engaged throughout repeated readings. This is a real winner.
|Page Count||32 pages|
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