Picture Book Recommendation, Parent's Choice Awards
Following the success of their award-winning book of spring poems, Laughing Tomatoes, and their acclaimed collection of summer poems, From the Bellybutton of the Moon, poet Francisco Alarc n and artist Maya Christina Gonzalez invite us to experience fall in Los Angeles-the City of Angels-where dreams can come true.
In the poet's whimsical imagination, mariachis play like angels, angels ride bikes, and the earth dances the cha-cha-ch . Alarc n celebrates the simple joys and trials of everyday life: a visit to the outdoor market, the arrival of the ice cream vendor, the first day of school. He honors his family and pays tribute to his mother, who taught him that with hard work and education he could realize his dreams.
Maya Christina Gonzalez's spirited images perfectly complement each poem, bringing to life the people and places in Alarc n's childhood.