Pablo's Tree

by Pat Mora and Cecily Lang

Five-year-old Pablo tries to guess how his grandfather Lito will decorate the tree... read more

Five-year-old Pablo tries to guess how his grandfather Lito will decorate the tree he planted to celebrate Pablo's adoption as an infant. One year the little tree was covered with balloons and another with paper lanterns. As part of Pablo's birthday celebration, Lito recounts the story of the tree, which is actually the loving tale of how he and Pablo's Mamá planned and waited for Pablo. Spanish words and phrases are incorporated into the text's flow, adding substance to the Mexican-American people and setting depicted. This warm, joyous books is illustrated with images created with cut paper and dyes. (Ages 2-5)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1994

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