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beautiful, bilingual picture book
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
NOSOTROS MEANS US is a beautiful bilingual picture book about the enduring and unconditional love between mother and child. The book is written like a poem, first saying that if the mother was an animal, such as a rabbit or mole, then the child would be a baby animal, such as bunny or pup. Then, the child will leave, and when they return, they will be changed into whatever they want to be - and their parent will have changed too. Readers are reminded that what doesn't change is that they will always be mother and child.

What I loved: The illustrations are simple but beautiful, conveying this story of love, filled with cute parent-child dyads and simple details. The text is also lovely to read aloud with a poetic feel, and the inclusion of both Spanish and English is fantastic. The length of the text would work for a wide variety of ages, and with some pages without any text, they can move as quickly as the reader would like. This would work for infants through elementary school aged picture book readers and would be great for Mother's Day. The reminder that, no matter what, the parent will always be there and will always be the child's parent is perfect.

Final verdict: Beautifully illustrated and with a message of love, this bilingual picture book is a fantastic choice for mothers and their little ones to share.
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