Children Literature: The Story of Baldomera by Ismael F. Arias & Enrique G. Ballesteros (2021) Review

Based on a true story. Try not to cry!

This book is actually based on viral video of a donkey, Baldomera, and her reunion with her owner after months of quarantining. I hadn’t heard about that video, and appreciate that the author included a QR code on the back cover, for easy access to the video!

The story itself is heartwarming, beautifully illustrated and easy to read to children and by children. It is a great resource to start meaningful conversations and evoke reflections about friendship and empathy. I also feel that many children will relate to and learn to articulate their feelings from Baldomera.

Thank you NubeOcho, Ismael F. Arias, Enrique G. Ballesteros and NetGalley for an advance copy of The Story of Baldomera in exchange for an honest review. #TheStoryofBaldomera #NetGalley

Representation 10

Story 10

Illustration 10

My total rating: 5

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