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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
It was a special day for Coco. Her mom surprised her by taking her to the beach and it was her first trip to the beach. As part of the surprise, Coco's mom called a few of her friends to come to the beach and Coco was happy to see them. She was having a lot of fun with her friends during her first time at the beach. After a while, she fell asleep, and when she woke up her face had tanned because of being in the sun for a long time. Her friends called her Morenita because her skin had become darker than theirs. She thought the suds in the ocean would make her face brighter and she kneeled down and started washing her face. Suddenly a cute little fish peeped out and Coco immediately covered her face. The fish told her she was pretty and her friends still wanted to play with her. Her friends were sorry for hurting her feelings and as Coco left the beach with her mom, she waved goodbye to the little fish and hoped to see it again someday.
Morenita by Angel R. Silva is an adorable story of friendship, kindness, and self-acceptance expressed through the story of Morenita. The illustrations are adorable and they make the story captivating and breathe life into the characters. The message conveyed to young readers is encouraging and positive and it is a good way for tutors and parents to teach children to become strong and accept themselves for what they have and who they are. It is also a good way to teach children not to hurt the feelings of others by being mean and nasty.