Authored by Luis Amavisca, Alicia Acosta
Illustrated by Amelie Graux
* Ages 3-7
* Grade Level: PS-2
* Hardcover: 40 pages
* Publisher: NubeOcho
* Pub. Date: Oct. 21, 2021
* Language: English
Facial features are exaggerated in this Spanish import—eyes are large, noses upturned, ears stick out—but no one exudes a more toothy joy than Benji when his wish for a doll finally comes true. Though slight on story, it’s big on heart and makes for a long-overdue replacement for the venerable William’s Doll, by Charlotte Zolotow and illustrated by William PÃ¨ne Du Bois (1972). Friendship trumps gender norms. — Kirkus
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Meet the Authors
Luis Amavisca is a well-known visual artist and writer for kids in Spain. He has worked and written about equality, solidarity, environment and non-violence. He has published several books including Princess Li/i and Bang Bang I Hurt the Moon, this last one being the runner-up for the Most Inspirational Children's Picture Book by the International Latino Book Awards.
Alicia Acosta is a professional storyteller from Andalusia, Spain. Using her background as a psychologist, she works with children in schools to promote a love of reading. Her book, Little Captain Jack, was a finalist for the International Latino Book Award in the Best Children's Fiction Picture Book in English.
About the Illustrator
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