Childrens-Literacy-is-Affected-by-Parents-Interest-in-Reading-MainPhotoProverbs in Spanish are scattered throughout the story and explained in English, and there is a glossary of Spanish terms at the end of the book. A wonderful story about sharing and generosity that will teach children a valuable lesson, nicely complemented by Serra’s delightful illustrations, which help readers envision what a typical Cuban village may look like through the use of colorful scenes of houses, parks, and Francisco’s home. The mangos look delicious hanging from the trees!

Reviewed by Dr. Veronica Covington, School of Information, University of Texas, Austin