Books by Marta Zafrilla

CHIRPY CHARLIE'S TEETH by Marta Zafrilla
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"Cute if not particularly memorable. (Picture book. 3-6) "
With the help of several animal friends and a little white girl named Julie, a little bird learns all about dental health. Read full book review >
LITTLE CHICK AND MOMMY CAT by Marta Zafrilla
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

Talk about your nontraditional families…

Little Chick was just an egg when Mommy cat, who can't have kittens of her own, adopted him from a hen with too many chicks to feed. After he hatches, he thinks he is a cat like everyone around him. Mommy lets him know his "real" mother was a hen and promises to teach Chick everything he needs to know. Some of the neighborhood cats are a little too interested in Chick, but Mommy keeps him safe. When the other cats stare, Mommy tells him it's because their family is different; Chick thinks being like everyone else would be boring. When he goes to bird school, his classmates ask many questions, like is it true his Mommy can't fly? And does she really have a long tail? Chick has all the answers thanks to his Mommy cat. He thinks he has the best family in the world! Spanish poet and author Zafrilla and Argentine illustrator Hilb have crafted an excellent piece of bibliotherapy for adopted children. The bright, colored-pencil illustrations of pudgy chicks and cats add exuberance to the simply and wryly told tale.

Works equally well at promoting acceptance of differences and as a general read-aloud. (Picture book. 3-6)Read full book review >
GRANDPA MONTY'S MUDDLES by Marta Zafrilla
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"This well-intentioned effort will surely comfort children coping with similar situations and may lead to further discussions on how children can help when someone is unwell. (Picture book. 5-8)"
First-person narration from a likable 7-year-old boy describes how he is adapting to the changes that follow once his grandfather moves in after experiencing increased memory loss. Read full book review >