Friday, December 13, 2019

"Why Do We Cry?" - a bookwrap



Authored by Fran Pintadera
Illustrated by Ana Sender

* Ages:  5-6
* Grade Level:  PS-2
* Hardcover:  34 pages
* Publisher:  Kids Can Press
* Pub. Date: April 7, 2020
* Language:  English

Unwrapping Some Wonderful Illustrations for You

The Book

" Why do we cry?' Mario asks his mother.  Thoughtfully his loving mother explains to him some of the reasons why humans cry.  Between the prose and illustrations young children will get an understanding of why tears flow from our eyes. 

Tears are a way of expressing our emotions whether they be tears of happiness, painfulness, or great sadness.  The mother tells her son that tears are universal and crying is not a sign of weakness.  Mario's mother finally states, "But more than anything, sweetheart, we cry because we feel like crying." 

The author also educates readers at the end of the book by including a segment, "All About Tears" which includes: What are tears?  What kind of tears are there? What are tears made of? Why are tears good for us? What shape are tears? How much does a tear weigh? and Who cries?  Activity suggestions are included also.  I loved the book and thought it was well-written.  It was originally published in Spain.  It would be a wonderful addition to a home library,  a classroom, and/or,  an elementary school library.  I highly recommend it.  

Storywraps Rating - 5 +++ HUGS!!!!!

Meet the Author

Fran Pintadera is a storyteller, theater director and an award-winning author of more than a dozen books for children. He lives in Spain.

About the Illustrator

Ana Sender was born in Terrassa (Barcelona), Spain in 1978. She studied Fine Arts and illustration at the Massana Art School in Barcelona, and completed her studies at the Francesca Bonemaisson school. She draws, writes, and imagines all sorts of stories. Her works have appeared both in many books and newspapers. Ana lives near the forest. Many of her illustrations are inspired by her dreams. She likes werewolves, wild things, and green swampy places. 

Her books include The Cottingley Fairies and The Orchid Hunter. She lives in Barcelona, Spain.

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