Carmela Full of Wishes Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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In Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson's first collaboration since the Newbery Medal- and Caldecott Honor-winning Last Stop on Market Street comes a poignant and timely new book that's sure to be an instant classic: now adapted for audio, with narration by the author.
When Carmela wakes up on her birthday, her wish has already come true - she's finally old enough to join her big brother as he does the family errands. Together, they travel through their neighborhood, past the crowded bus stop, the fenced-off repair shop, and the panadería, until they arrive at the laundromat, where Carmela finds a lone dandelion growing in the pavement. But before she can blow its white fluff away, her brother tells her she has to make a wish. If only she can think of just the right wish to make....
With lyrical, stirring text and evocative narration, Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson have delivered a moving ode to family, to dreamers, and to finding hope in the most unexpected places
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|Listening Length||6 minutes|
|Author||Matt de la Peña|
|Narrator||Matt de la Peña|
|Audible.com Release Date||October 09, 2018|
|Best Sellers Rank||
#300,919 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#2,360 in Family Life Fiction for Children
#7,462 in Children's Siblings Books (Books)
#12,881 in Children's Emotions Books
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Illustrator Robinson knows just how to make a little girl stand out in a busy city and he gets all her facial expressions, simplistic and clear. De la Pena seems to know something about brothers and sisters and their invisible, powerful bonds. This book will make a good bedtime story or read-around at school, for ages 3-6, perhaps.
Each page had several subtle points being made. Well done for a college paper...but not in a children's book. One or two overall subtle themes throughout the book to push the writers social agenda would have a good impact on my kid's world view. I appreciate that kinda book.
I got the strong sense that this book was crafted to target certain parents so they feel like they are 'doing their part' for diversity and social equality.
I give the book two stars not because the book is pushing an agenda, but because it does it so poorly.
I found myself skipping parts of the story, and making up my own. As an immigrant myself, I definitely skipped the "papers" part of the book - the last thing I need is for my kids to be scared that I wont be able to come home, since I am not a citizen. Geez.
This book may be more appropriate for an 8 - 10 crowd. Definitely not age 5.
The illustrations are gorgeous.