This is a delightful book about family. When the book opens up Rene’s teacher gives him a name tag that leaves off part of his last name. Rene thinks that maybe her pen ran out of ink and adds the rest of his last name to the tag . As the kids in the classroom laugh at his long last name, the book opens into a whole discussion on why Rene’s name is important.
The book is told in alternating paragraphs of first in English, then again in Spanish. What a great book to share with kids about the importance of names, history, and of family! I think this book would open wonderful discussions with the children in your life. Beautifully illustrated with rich colorful pages , I read this three times through in one sitting…practicing the little Spanish I know as well!