Mi Casa Is My Home
by Laurenne Sala, Zara Gonzalez Hoang (Goodreads Author) (Illustrations)
4 out of 5 stars
Lucia invites the reader into her home, where she shows us the living room where she makes blanket forts, the kitchen where she helps her mother cook, the patio where she plays with her cousins, and her brother’s room and her own room where they laugh together. Lucia describes her beautiful family and all the fun things they do together!
I love the way this book explores two different cultures and how they blend together in one big crazy family. Lucia has family in Puerto Rico and in Spain, and all her cousins and aunts and grandparents come to visit. The text is mostly in English with many words and phrases in Spanish.
Lucia is so cute! She is proud of her amazing family, and has such a playful and happy attitude. She brags that her mother can work miracles in the kitchen. She says that she always beats her father at card games. She watches movies with her aunts, and eats watermelon with her brothers. She pretends to shave a beard while her grandfather is shaving. Every page is an adorable childhood memory!
This book is definitely written for readers who are bilingual in Spanish and English. There are no translations for the words that are in Spanish, so be prepared to look them up if you don’t know Spanish.
I loved the colorful illustrations! The art style is cute, and every page is full of interesting little details in the background of the scenes. There is always some family member at the back eating a slice of watermelon, playing with the dog, reading a book, or napping on the couch. So cute!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.