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A Sled for Gabo
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About The Book
On the day it snows, Gabo sees kids tugging sleds up the hill, then coasting down, whooping all the while. Gabo wishes he could join them, but his hat is too small, and he doesn’t have boots or a sled.
But he does have warm and welcoming neighbors in his new town who help him solve the problem in the sweetest way possible!
About The Illustrator
Ana Ramírez González worked as a visual development artist on Pixar’s Academy Award–winning film Coco and illustrated the companion picture book Coco: Miguel and the Grand Harmony. She grew up in Guanajuato, Mexico, and lives in Oakland, California. Ana is also the illustrator of the picture books Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea, Maybe Tomorrow? and A Sled for Gabo.
- Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (January 5, 2021)
- Length: 40 pages
- ISBN13: 9781534445352
- Grades: P - 3
- Ages: 4 - 8
- Lexile ® AD610L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
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Raves and Reviews
"The illustrations are bright and cheerful, making everything stand out nicely against the snowy day. . . A charming winter story about friendship and making do with love."
– Kirkus Reviews
"Otheguy’s unhurried, lyrical approach to the story’s central problems are of a piece with the message that life is constantly presenting opportunities for happiness. . . Gonzalez’s artwork possesses a sunny palette that will put readers in mind of Karen Katz and Pat Hutchins. . . A distinct mise-en-scène paired with a toasty, traditional message distinguishes this story of snowy self-discovery."
– School Library Journal
"In Otheguy’s gently bilingual, community-centered narrative . . . González adds textural digital illustrations reminiscent of Mary Blair and vintage holiday cards . . . This sweet tale will thaw readers’ hearts with its themes of resourcefulness and friendship."
– Publishers Weekly
"González’s digital illustrations illuminate Otheguy’s richly descriptive narrative, amplifying the sensory experiences throughout Gabo’s day . . . the book speaks to the desire to belong, the complex fears that inhibit participation, and what generous love and taking risks with confidence might offer."
– The Horn Book Magazine
Awards and Honors
- Kansas NEA Reading Circle List PrimaryTitle
- Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best
- NCTE Charlotte Huck Outstanding Fiction Recommended Title
- Picture This Recommendation List
- Rhode Island Latino Book Award Nominee
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- Book Cover Image (jpg): A Sled for Gabo Fixed Layout eBook 9781534445352
- Author Photo (jpg): Emma Otheguy Photograph Emma Otheguy(0.1 MB)
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