When plans change unexpectedly, or accidents happen, little ones can feel truly devastated. Here is an endearing pick-me-up, dust-me-off and keep-on-trucking story to help them cope. Lupita feels excited and proud when her teacher, Señora López, announces that her class will perform a traditional Mexican dance called “La Raspa.” For weeks, the children practice, and their anticipation grows. Utomo’s bright-colored illustrations depict Hispanic kids and families preparing every detail leading to the special day.

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