Thanks to Netgalley for an advanced copy of this book
“Love can take you to dark places, but you can’t stay there forever”
Amadeo constantly saves his little brother, Carlos, from mischief. When Carlos trespasses inside the local witch’s house, Amadeo finds his little brother has turned into a calf! Unsure of what to do, Amadeo turns to his best friend Monree and his family, to help find a cure for Carlos. Soon, they all find themselves in trouble, and Amadeo is the only one that can save his family and friends from certain doom. Written in Spanglish and lavishly illustrated, Under The Cottonwood Tree is a beautiful, heartwarming story about family, friendships, and love.
I would recommend this book for anyone to read. Aside from the gorgeous illustrations, the story was a beautiful representation of Mexian culture. While I don’t know much about Spanish, I knew enough to understand the words used, and appreciated that any new words I came across could be found in the glossary in the back. Every character, even the curandera, was relatable in some way. The author transports the reader into their world, and I found myself on the edge of my seat, anxiously reading what would happen next!