PreS-This poetic text, rich in onomatopoeia and imagery, will delight youngsters. Sobrino lists various things he likes, such as fresh air on his face, the smell of a recent rain, eating bunuelos ("fritters"), and listening to summer crickets sing. Every page sends a message of warmth and love. Villamuza's illustrations, which resemble Maurice Sendak's work, flow from one page to the next. The use of pastels and muted hues create the gentle mood of the story. Recommended for libraries and vendors that cater to young children.
Veronica Covington, GLIS, Univ. of Texas, Austin Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.