A BIRTHDAY BASKET FOR TIA by Pat Mora

A BIRTHDAY BASKET FOR TIA

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Age Range: 2 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Great-aunt T°a is 90, and the whole family is getting ready to surprise her on her birthday. While little Cecilia assembles her present, readers glimpse the special times the two have shared: reading, baking, gathering flowers. Cecilia puts mementoes of these past joys into a basket: warm thoughts are the gift, and T°a is suitably touched. Cecilia's lilting narration and occasional use of Spanish combine with Lang's collages to portray a loving Mexican-American household; her sculptured figures in solid colors against spackled, confetti-like backgrounds add to the aura of suppressed festivity. A mischievous cat bumps her way into each picture, lacing the sentiments of this generous tribute to intergenerational love with wit. Cecilia and her family are charming. (Picture book. 2- 6)

Pub Date: Sept. 30th, 1992
ISBN: 0-02-767400-2
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1992




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