Pedrito's DayAuthor Luis Garay ISBN 9780773729995 Binding Trade Cloth Publisher Fitzhenry & Whiteside Publication Date March 01, 1997 Size 216 x 254 mm Category SK
Out Of Print
With every shoe he shines, Pedrito gets closer to having enough money for a bicycle. It will make it easier to get his abuela's tamales to the market. It will be fun to ride along bumpy lanes.
Owning a bicycle, he thinks, will mean that he is almost a grown-up.
Then one day Pedrio makes a reckless mistake. And also discovers a better way to prove his maturity.
Acclaimed for his evocative illustrations for Moncia Hughes' A Handful of Seeds, Luis Garay makes his debut here as an author-artist with a story that is both tender and satisfying.
There are many nice touches in the telling. The sights, smells, and sounds of the market permeate the page. Pedrito's longing to be big, his dreams of the perfect bicycle, his dismay at the loss of Tia Paula's money... all of these are described with sensitivity.
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