Los latidos de Yago
Grades 1-3
Thursday, November 24, 2011
by: Naarah Boyer

Section: Children's Book Reviews

Fall/Winter 2011

Reviewed by Naarah Boyer, Fullerton, CA

After having been lost by her adventurous owner, a quirky sea snail now lives as the charm on the necklace of a boy named Yago who can neither walk nor speak.  Though desperate to escape her new silent owner, the sea snail soon discovers that Yago possesses a unique way of expressing himself through the rhythms and intensities of his heartbeats.  Yago can indeed communicate with her!  Next to Yago’s heart, and surrounded by his loving family and classmates, the sea snail decides that there are many great adventures waiting to be discovered.  An excellent source to inspire compassion towards those with disabilities.  Simplified depictions of Yago, yet poetic grammar in the European style, make this book appropriate for ages 7 through 9.  Sturdy hardcover binding and plentiful, cheerful illustrations make this a sound choice for both public and school libraries. Recommended.

Los latidos de Yago. Conchita Miranda. Illus. by Monica Carretero. Madrid: Cuento Luz, 2010. Unpaged. $15.95 (Hardcover). ISBN 978-8493781446. Grades 1-3. Spanish.

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