From Kirkus Reviews
This Spanish-English picture book soars with three charming tales about the day-to-day adventures of two avian friends. Eva is a young hen with a great imagination. It’s so great that at bedtime, she scares herself with make-believe monsters, and she’s unable to fall asleep. But that’s all right because Lucas, her neighbor and best friend, has a pair of “magic” socks that never fail to make him feel calm and safe. Since he’s a thoughtful, empathetic chicken, he lends Eva his socks, only to discover too late that now he’s the one who’ll be spending the night sleepless and afraid. The next morning, Eva’s imagination comes to their rescue, and the two manage to work things out so that from then on, both can be sure of getting a good night’s rest. The pair also like to share—provided they’re always “perfectly fair”—but how can they live up to such standards when, as is often the case, the bags of candy they buy contain an odd number of sweets? This challenge proves a bit more difficult, though Eva’s generosity—and Lucas’ sense of justice—save the day. Whimsical black-and-white illustrations bring to life these endearing characters and the world they share with dogs, ducks and other types of birds. As a bonus, little ones may enjoy coloring in the drawings. Both the English and Spanish texts flow smoothly, and the book as a whole offers early readers and preschoolers great lessons in friendship, sharing and creative thinking. An absorbing, educational book for adults to read to their children or for young readers to peruse on their own.
About the Author
Delia Berlin was born and raised in Argentina but has spent most of her life in Connecticut. Her professional career has focused on education and administration. With graduate degrees in both Physics and Family Studies, she also worked in early intervention and taught child development at the college level. With her children’s writing Delia seeks to spark new insights and to convey joy through age-appropriate humor, while expanding vocabulary and social skills. She is also the author of Training Captive Bred Parrots and Mature Bird Care. Hailey Quercia is a biology student with a lifelong interest in art. She is a member of the Connecticut Women Artists and studies art privately. She works in graphite, watercolor, pen and ink, colored pencil and pastel. Many of her works feature animals as subjects. Hailey especially enjoys drawing and painting birds. In addition to group and solo art shows, her work has been shown in several juried art exhibits and she has won both local and state awards. Delia Berlin nació y creció en Argentina pero ha pasado la mayor parte de su vida en Connecticut. Su carrera profesional se ha enfocado en educación y administración. Con títulos avanzados en Física y Estudios de Familia, también ha trabajado en intervención infantil y ha enseñado desarrollo de niños a nivel terciario. Con sus cuentos para niños Delia espera provocar descubrimientos y transmitir alegría a través de humor apropiado para sus edades, y al mismo tiempo expandir vocabulario y destrezas sociales. También es autora de Training Captive Bred Parrots y Mature Bird Care. Hailey Quercia es una estudiante de biología con constante interés en arte. Pertenece a la sociedad de Connecticut Women Artists y estudia arte privadamente. Trabaja en grafito, acuarela, tinta y pluma, lápiz de color y pastel. Muchas de sus obras representan animales. A Hailey le apasiona dibujar y pintar pájaros. Además de exhibiciones individuales y de grupo, ha participado en varios concursos con jurado y ha recibido premios a nivel local y estatal.