Tata and the Mouse Family/ Tata y los ratoncitos
One morning, when Greyson and Tata (Greyson's grandfather) greet each other, Tata decides to tell Greyson the story of the mouse family. When the mouse family is out on a walk, little ratoncito finds himself in a tough situation. However, Papá uses his wisdom and knowledge of language to help keep little ratoncito safe. In this cute children’s story, Tata teaches Greyson the value of learning and speaking more than one language.
Through this bilingual (English/Spanish) story, Jerry Tello reinforces the importance of acknowledging who we are and the many elements that represent us, including our culture and our language. As the world and our families become more diverse, it is important that we guide the children to accept the sacredness of themselves and that of all people. Also, as the world becomes more global, to know more than one language can increase our ability to honor, respect and be in good relationships with more people. This story is a wonderful reflection, with beautiful illustrations, to begin our discussion with the children about the importance of loving oneself, and all people and things in the world.
Bilingual Paperback Children's Book in English and Spanish