- Picture books
- 1.a edición
- Item Description
- Originally published in Amsterdam in Dutch in 2015.
- Physical Description
- 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
- Main Author
- Other Authors
K-Gr 3—Yolanda was with her mother when she died, holding her hand until she was there and yet not there. She hears her mother's voice: "My dear if you look for me, you will find me." The question "Where is my mother now?" sets Yolanda on a quest. She undertakes a journey to find an answer. One by one, she asks each of her family members and others close to her where they think her mother has gone. They each supply a different answer. Her mother is in the wind, in the earth creating new life, in a rose, and in the chair where she used to sit. Yolanda concludes that her mother is "en todas partes"—everywhere. The text is structured and repetitive in a way that makes it an excellent read-aloud. This story is ideal for one-on-one sharing. The illustrations evoke the tenderness of the relationships described in the text, such as the spread of Yolanda and her grandfather seen from a distance in a large field of wildflowers that sums up the theme of the story: how insignificant we are in the scheme of things. VERDICT Depending upon the belief system of the reader, this story is a good choice to share with children grieving a loss.—Tim Wadham, Children's Literature Consultant, Puyallup, WA Copyright 2017 School Library Journal.
Yolanda’s mom has died. One moment she was breathing and the next she wasn’t. She was there, and yet she wasn’t. Where could her mom be now? “If you look for me, you will find me,” her mom had told her. So, Yolanda decides to go looking for her mother. A poetic story about loss and inspiring belief.Review by Publisher Summary 2
La madre de Yolanda ha muerto. En un momento estaba respirando. Y al instante siguiente no. Ella estaba alli, y sin embargo ya no esta. Donde podria estar su mama ahora? ""Si me buscas, mi querida, me encontraras"" le habia dicho su mama. Asi que Yolanda decide ir a buscar. En el camino ella recibe ayuda y conocimientos de algunas personas maravillosas… Escrito por Pimm van Hest e ilustrada por Sassafras De Bruyn, esta es una historia poetica sobre la perdida y sobre la creencia inspiradora de una nina que encontrara a su madre en todas partes y en cualquier lugar.