Gracias/Thanks (2009) (English/Spanish Text)
Author: Pat Mora, Illustrator: John Parra
There are so many things to be thankful for. For one young boy, it’s flying ladybugs, splashing ocean waves, a best friend, and much more. Straight from the heart of a child flows this lighthearted bilingual celebration of family, friendship, and fun. Come share the joy, and think about all the things for which you can say, "¡Gracias! Thanks!"
-Pura Belpré Honors Award, ALA
-Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Illustration, SCBWI
-Notable Children's Book, ALA
-Gelett Burgess: Children's Book of the Year
-Bank Street Book Committee's Best Books of the Year for Children
-2X2 Reading List, Texas Library Association
-Tejas Star List, Texas Library Association
-CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Center)
-"Starred Review", Booklist
-"Starred Review", Kirkus
Available at: Lee & Low Books, Amazon, Indiebound.
Audiobook Version Available at: Lorito Books & cover art
Media: Teaching Books: Pat Mora Intro, Gratitude, Ideas! and Curriculum Activities, Guitar Composition