- Publisher: Candlewick Press
- Release Date: April 9, 2019
- Author & Illustrator: Tania de Regil
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Age Level: 4-8
- ISBN: 978-1536201932
Moving to a new city can be exciting. But what if your new home isn’t anything like your old home? Will you make friends? What will you eat? Where will you play? In a cleverly combined voice — accompanied by wonderfully detailed illustrations depicting parallel urban scenes — a young boy conveys his fears about moving from New York City to Mexico City while, at the same time, a young girl expresses trepidation about leaving Mexico City to move to New York City. Tania de Regil offers a heartwarming story that reminds us that home may be found wherever life leads. Fascinating details about each city are featured at the end.
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“A heartwarming story that depicts the anxiety of moving and leaving the familiarity of one’s own culture behind.” (Picture book. 3-8)
“What makes this simple story work are De Regil’s brightly colored mixed-media illustrations…Appended with information about each scene represented, this makes an upbeat and reassuring addition to books about moving.”
“A positive, reassuring recommendation for families coping with relocating to a new city. Recommended for school and public libraries.”
Brianne Colombo, Fairfield Free Public Library, NJ
“This hopeful tale… shows us the common humanity in two cultures on two different spots on the map, while also showing us their unique offerings.”
“De Regil’s reassuring ode to one’s beloved home acknowledges both the flaws and vibrancy of the two places and encourages children to be brave and open-minded about moving; the dual narratives of bilateral north-south movement offer readers a unique perspective and challenge the stereotype of a unidirectional flow of migration.”
Julie Hakim Azzam, The Horn Book
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