Kusikiy: A Child from Taquile, Peru by Mercedes Cecilia

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Kusikiy: A Child from Taquile, Peru by Mercedes Cecilia


Today begins day 3 of my blogging anniversary giveaways and I want to share with you a book that my daughter daughter and I both love.  Kusikiy: A Child from Taquile, Peru, is the story of a child in the Andes of Peru, who finds adventure and comfort in the daily tasks and cultural traditions of his familia.  Throughout the book, Kusikiy reminisces in the beauty of nature and provides young readers with an intimate view of the connections between nature and community.  The book also addresses the growing concern of how global climate change can impact the quality of the world around us.  A very timely and important message for our little ones.

The illustrations are both vibrant and earthy and depict nature and family in a way that celebrates them both.  It’s a beautifully told story, that I’m sure children would enjoy hearing again and again.  For anyone who enjoys folk tales and oral tradition, this book will be a welcomed voyage.  The story, illustrations and it’s traditional wisdoms will transport readers to a place of tranquility and appreciation for all that the earth provides…great lessons for all of us!

In all honesty, the reason that I love this book is that it transports me to a certain place emotionally.  Much of what’s in the book offers a connection for those of us who have roots close to nature and the traditions of our parents, grand parents and bisabuelos that we would wish to save for future generations.  This book helps readers to recapture a piece of those familial traditions and share them with their little ones…and that is reason enough to own this book.  :)

Read another great review of this book on InCultureParent.

Check out this cool video from the author of Kusikiy.



This is a great book for multicultural families, natural living enthusiasts and anyone who loves great storytelling!  Here’s you chance to win your own copy!  See details below.  Buena suerte!!





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