Nana's Big Surprise / Nana, ¡qué Sorpresa! (Paperback)
Children's Book Press (CA), 9780892393077, 32pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2014
Bilingual English/Spanish. Amada and her brothers try to comfort their grandmother, Nana, who has come to stay with them in the US from Mexico after abuelo passes away.
Nana's move from Mexico should be a joyous occasion. But this summer Nana is coming to California because Tata, beloved husband and abuelo, has died. Amada and her five brothers hope to cheer her up with a surprise-a coop full of fluffy yellow chicks, just like the ones Nana raised with Tata in Mexico. But no matter how hard everyone tries to make Nana feel better, it seems like nothing can bring a smile to her face. That is, until one day the chicks reveal a surprise of their own.
Award-winning author Amada Irma P rez gently explores universal themes of family, love, loss, and memory in this third collaboration with artist Maya Christina Gonzalez, whose bold and beautiful collage paintings leap from the page. Nana's Big Surprise offers comfort, feathers, and even laughter to readers of all ages.