AGNÉS DE LESTRADE - ILLUSTRATED BY VALERIA DOCAMPO
Imagine a country in which you need to buy words to speak; where words have different prices depending on their beauty or how useful they are. Only the rich have the luxury of saying what they want and how they want it. Tomas is in love with Alma, but he needs words to let her know, and he is only a kid with no money. What can he do?
Hardcover - 36 pages - Language: Spanish - Dimensions: 10 x 0.5 x 10 inches - Age Range: Early School Years - ISBN: 978-84-941714-2-0
The exquisite and evocative sepia-tone paintings, highlighted with bold, vibrant reds, beautifully illustrate the poetic text and breathe life into the characters. Demonstrating that what we say is not nearly as important as how we say it, this import provides a wonderful springboard for discussing the power of words and the importance of honesty and sincerity. It will be a welcome addition to picture-book collections and useful to teachers engaged in values education. —School Library Journal