Guapo's Giant Heart: The True Story of the Calf Who Kept Growing

Guapo's Giant Heart: The True Story of the Calf Who Kept Growing

Guapo's Giant Heart: The True Story of the Calf Who Kept Growing

Guapo's Giant Heart: The True Story of the Calf Who Kept Growing


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Guapo's Giant Heart is based on the true, heartwarming story of a baby calf with no place to live until a kind human adopts him and gives him a loving home. With a safe place to rest his head and plenty of food and love, Guapo keeps growing . . . and growing and growing!

Although Guapo is a sweet, friendly cow, not everyone is kind to him at first. While the animal friends who've known him since he was a baby calf love him, those who meet him later in life aren't so sure—they find Guapo's larger-than-life presence intimidating.

Towering over everyone he meets, can this gentle giant teach the other animals that being different is a good thing?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781637550939
Publisher: Mascot Kids
Publication date: 02/01/2022
Pages: 38
Sales rank: 1,106,448
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Janet Zappala is an acclaimed journalist, six-time Emmy award-winning anchor and reporter, Golden Mike recipient, and an Associated Press First Place Award winner. She's worked as an anchor and host in several cities around the country, including Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, and Philadelphia. Janet currently hosts Good Food Matters, a health and wellness cooking show streaming on various platforms, a project that combines her love of journalism with her experience as a certified nutritional consultant. She studied at the Global College of Natural Medicine in Northern California, and holds a second certification from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Janet's expert nutritional advice is gathered in the cookbook My Italian Kitchen: Home-Style Recipes Made Lighter & Healthier, released April 2010 and inspired by her mother and best friend, Mary, a spectacular cook in her own right. Above all these awards and accolades, though, Janet's proudest achievements are her two beautiful children.

One of Janet's great passions is caring for animals, especially rescues. She volunteers and serves on the Advisory Council of the Coachella Valley Horse Rescue in Indio, California, where she met Guapo. Janet knew that the life lessons in his story would be valuable for parents and their children to share together. This is her first children's book.

Wendy Perkins adores stories—reading, watching, listening to, and conjuring them. Animals, plants, and nature are her favorite things to write about, and children are her most-beloved audience. Wendy has written more than two dozen nonfiction children's books, created science and nature-themed curriculum, crafted content for kids' websites, and more. As a staff writer for the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, she shared stories that sparked understanding and appreciation of wildlife, and she hopes Guapo's story will do the same.

Wendy began her writing career by researching and writing exhibit labels and educational signs for zoos and aquariums. When she's not at her keyboard, you'll find her in her San Diego garden, where she grows vegetables, fruit, herbs, and a bounty of flowers that provide shelter and sustenance for urban wildlife.

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