Winner at the 2012 International Latino Book Awards
Balzo goes with his mother to a store where boys and girls can’t touch anything. So, to stop himself from getting bored,
he pretends to be a silkworm. But while he’s playing, he accidentally knocks some figurines off a shelf, and worst of all, he bumps his head. Neither his mother nor the storekeeper seem to notice the lump; instead, they tell off
Balzo as if he’d smashed the figurines (and caused the lump)
A children’s story that’s also for adults, as it tells how sometimes, when an accident happens in the home, we tell off our children without thinking, and if we cause the same situation, we immediately turn to the timeless phrase: “It could happen to anyone”.
Guided Reading Level: M, Lexile Level: 800L
About the Author
The award-winning author Mar Pavón lives in Spain
After several years studying and working as a designer in her hometown Munich and Brussels, Sonja Wimmer decided to devote herself to illustration and traveled to Barcelona to continue her artistic training at the Llotja School of Design Art. Since then, she lives between brushes and stories, working as an illustrator and freelance for publishers and other customers worldwide. She has received many awards for her work in the United states, most notably Gold Medal for Best Illustrator for The Word Collector.
What People are Saying About This
"And to kick off our first children's book club submission, we have found a phenomenal new book. . . . This story has a darling way of reminding us about looking at situations with our children from a different perspective." —www.ItsAllGoodBooks.com (November 2011)