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An afternoon that turns magical
Reviewed in the United States on October 11, 2018
Carmela is a typical little girl in that she wants to do everything her older brother can, she likes bracelets, and she likes to imagine all sorts of things as she wanders through town tagging after her brother. But in this story, she also learns something new. She learns about making a wish when you blow on a dandelion that’s turned into seeds. Things don’t always work out the way we want, but sometimes, they become magical in other ways. A good ending.
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.