When a fall wind blows a gigantic rabbit’s house away, he’s left feeling distraught and afraid. As Conejo’s hope fades, he sees his wolf friend, Lobo Lobito, in the distance. Together, they cross valleys and drive over mountains, and though they don’t find Conejo’s home, his spirits are uplifted. He continues his search and runs into Perezoso the sloth who comforts him with kindness and a gift. When he arrives in a small town, Buhita the owl offers him tea and entertains him with music and stories. Finally, Conejo allows himself to grieve. Soon, he’s able to begin afresh to create a new home filled with special memories from his voyage.
This is a unique story inspired by the devastating events of Hurricane Maria and a 2017 hurricane in Mexico City. Similar to the survivors of these tragedies, Conejo’s resiliency and determination enable him to persevere, along with the consolation and assistance of others. Children will be touched by the thoughtfulness of his loved ones. Their curiosity will be stimulated by the authentic illustrations sprinkled through the text. Additionally, they’ll be enriched by the cultural content and influences within it. The target audience is youth ages five to nine, and the reading level is approximately second grade.
|Format||Hardcover Picture Book|
|Page Count||40 pages|
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