Monday, March 27, 2017

Juanita

This a beautiful addition to our Spring / Easter book bin.



Inside is the delightfully written and illustrated story of the blessing of the animals.  In the book, the age-old tradition of the blessing of the animals takes place the day before Easter (Holy Saturday) in Los Angeles's Latino community.


The author shares three songs that are charming customs of the Spanish community.  (I played them on the piano for Miss Clementine.)

The blessing of the animals tradition actually remains today in some parts of the country, including mine.  Just last year, our priest (who was born in Mexico) held a blessing of the animals on Holy Saturday for members of our parish.

This makes such a wonderful addition to our Easter books and is now easily one of our top favorites!

~  Patty ~

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