Award-winning children’s book publisher Cuento de Luz announces plans for its newest title, For You, in both English and Spanish. For You is a poetic tribute to parents that follows the journey of one family through the ups and downs of life. While many children’s books focus on appreciation for parents towards their kids, the author, Paula Merlán takes a different approach, and highlights the children’s gratefulness toward their loving parents.
The story of For You is complimented by the colorful, vibrant drawings from award-winning illustrator, Blanca Millán, as she beautifully represents the love, emotion and care children have for their parents.
For You takes readers through a pleasant, colorful journey of a family of four through different stages of their life. Parents are known to love, teach, help and offer a secure, comfortable shelter for their children. However, children often feel the same way and want to make parents happy. In For You, two children acknowledge their overwhelming appreciation for their own parents to “keep them warm when it’s cold,” “be always ready to lend a hand,” and “to catch them when they fall.”
“The book is fun to read and the illustrations are beautiful.”
“I like that the books shows a bi-racial family, without ever mentioning that they are.”
“This is one of the most heartwarming books that I have ever read. I actually read it a couple times and almost cried each time.”
“I like how the story takes the reader on a quick journey through life. Just lovely!”
“This book focuses on the love and help parents give to their children and the love and care children give back to their parents. From concrete thoughts of “keep us warm when it’s cold outside” to more magical thoughts of “draw the path that leads to the stars.”
“It really captures the relationship between children and their parents and ultimately the children’s children.”
“Charming illustrations capture the family love. Definitely a great book for families and discussing how parents help children and how children can help their parents.”