A heartwarming bilingual picture book about a young boy who learns to accept that Abuela needs to retire her super capa.
Saturdays are superhero days. Equipped with their milkshakes and capas, Luis and his abuela can turn anything into an adventure.
But when Abuela gets sick, Luis has to learn a new way to be a hero. With some help from his sister, Luis learns that change isn’t all that bad and there are many new adventures to have, even if they look a little different.
Perfect for families experiencing sickness and loss, this engaging multigenerational story will help young children find the language to express their feelings and adjust to change.
Simultaneously published in Spanish: La supercapa de Abuela
Ana Siqueira is a Spanish-language elementary teacher and an award-winning children's book author based in Tampa, FL. She is the author of Bella's Recipe for Success and If Your Babysitter Is a Bruja. Ana has published children's books in Portuguese in Brazil and in Spanish for the foreign language educational markets. She is also a global educator, a PBS Media innovator, and an SCBWI member. You can follow Ana on Twitter @SraSiqueira1307 or on her website, www.anafiction.com.
Elisa Chavarri is an illustrator and animator who has loved drawing and coloring since before she can remember. This love turned into a passion for comics and animation, both of which she studied at Savannah College of Art and Design. She has previously illustrated Santa Goes Green, also by Anne Margaret Lewis, and Fairly Fairy Tales by Esme Raji Codell. Elisa lives with her husband in Northville, Michigan.
"Beautiful and full of life, this picture book is an excellent choice for gently discussing the illness of a loved one as well as sharing the magical relationship between children and their grandparents. Highly recommended for picture book collections." — School Library Journal (starred review)
"A sweet ode to superhéroe abuelas everywhere." — Kirkus Reviews
“Rainbow hearts, stars, and lightning bolts punctuate this tale of a grandchild’s evolving relationship with their grandmother.” — Publishers Weekly
"Abuela's illness is no match for super hugs and a great sidekick in Abuela's Super Capa. The story's emotion-filled bilingual text and vibrant art will be both comforting and affirming for child readers who need to believe in their own superpowers. Good for everyone but, most especially, for kids worried about a sick family member." — Heidi E.Y. Stemple, author of I Am the Storm