With Lots of Love: 03/29/22
With Lots of Love by Jenny Torres Sanchez and Andres Ceolin (Illustrations) is a picture book about a young girl adjusting to living in a new country and finding ways of staying connected with her family.
Rocio was born in Costa Rica and now she and her parents are living in Florida. She misses her grandmother and the things they used to do together.
While Rocio sketches she remembers her grandmother, her store, and the piñatas sold there. She comes to realize she wishes she had a keepsake from her grandmother. But now miles and miles away, how will that be possible?
Through out Andreas Ceolin uses shades of burnt orange and turquoise to illustrate Rocio's story. The hues and tones used unite the old home with the new. Visually the message is that Rocio's abuela is never all that far away as long as she's kept in her heart.