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The Menino


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Isol is one of the most famous authors and illustrators of children's books in the world. She has won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, has twice been selected as a finalist for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and has won a Golden Apple at the Biennial of Illustration, Bratislava. Her many publications include It's Useful to Have a Duck, Beautiful Griselda, Nocturne and Petit, the Monster. Isol is also an advertising illustrator, a professional singer, and a comic book writer. And perhaps best of all, for the purposes of this book, she is a new mother. She lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Elisa Amado lives in Toronto.


"The house is peaceful.
The neighborhood is silent.
The cat, asleep.
The people, busy with their own things.

Days follow one another in an orderly way:
after Tuesday, comes Wednesday.

Until the Menino arrives." - from the book

New York Times Notable Children's Books of the Year

"Human biology is made fresh and magnificent again. The shocking perfection of our bodies and our mode of growing these bodies is celebrated." New York Times

"Tender and funny, a celebration of the hard work that takes place on both sides to settle the complicated little traveler into its new world." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

"The trope that imagines a baby as an exotic creature or perhaps even an alien is taken to full and nearly irresistible flower." Kirkus Reviews

"The book ends on a particularly affirmative note, recognizing our common baby origins and common human trajectories." - Horn Book Magazine

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