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Mamá's Panza

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On sale Mar 26, 2024 | 5 Minutes | 978-0-593-82093-3
Age 3-7 years | Preschool - 2
A body-positive picture book, adapted for audio, about a young boy's love for his mother and his mother's belly.

Everyone has a panza—it can be big and round, soft and small, or somewhere in between. But a young boy’s favorite panza of all is Mamá’s. Her panza is capable of remarkable things, and she loves it as an important part of herself. Her panza was also his first home. Even before he was born, it cradled and held him.

When he’s feeling shy and needs a place to hide or when he wants somewhere to rest during a bedtime story, Mamá’s panza is always there. With affirming text by Isabel Quintero, Mamá’s Panza is a young boy’s love letter to his mother, along with a celebration of our bodies and our bellies.
Praise for Mamá's Panza By Isabel Quintero :

"A sweet, body-positive celebration of motherhood and its physical expression."
--- Kirkus Reviews

"Mamá’s panza is “a drum I like to play”—an action that precedes “my panza’s turn to be a drum,” and a loving game of chase between the two." -- Publishers Weekly


"This body-positive book celebrates the wonder, love, and strength our bodies allow us to express." --- Booklist
Isabel Quintero is an award-winning writer and the daughter of Mexican immigrants. Gabi, A Girl in Pieces, her first YA novel, was the recipient of multiple awards, including the Tomás Rivera Award, the California Book Award Gold Medal, and the Morris Award for Debut YA Novel. She is also the author of chapter books and a non-fiction YA graphic biography, Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide, which was awarded the Boston Globe Horn Book Award. Most recently, My Papi Has a Motorcycle, earned the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association Award, the Pura Belpré Illustration Honor Award, the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award, and many other recognitions.

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A body-positive picture book, adapted for audio, about a young boy's love for his mother and his mother's belly.

Everyone has a panza—it can be big and round, soft and small, or somewhere in between. But a young boy’s favorite panza of all is Mamá’s. Her panza is capable of remarkable things, and she loves it as an important part of herself. Her panza was also his first home. Even before he was born, it cradled and held him.

When he’s feeling shy and needs a place to hide or when he wants somewhere to rest during a bedtime story, Mamá’s panza is always there. With affirming text by Isabel Quintero, Mamá’s Panza is a young boy’s love letter to his mother, along with a celebration of our bodies and our bellies.

Reviews

Praise for Mamá's Panza By Isabel Quintero :

"A sweet, body-positive celebration of motherhood and its physical expression."
--- Kirkus Reviews

"Mamá’s panza is “a drum I like to play”—an action that precedes “my panza’s turn to be a drum,” and a loving game of chase between the two." -- Publishers Weekly


"This body-positive book celebrates the wonder, love, and strength our bodies allow us to express." --- Booklist

Author

Isabel Quintero is an award-winning writer and the daughter of Mexican immigrants. Gabi, A Girl in Pieces, her first YA novel, was the recipient of multiple awards, including the Tomás Rivera Award, the California Book Award Gold Medal, and the Morris Award for Debut YA Novel. She is also the author of chapter books and a non-fiction YA graphic biography, Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide, which was awarded the Boston Globe Horn Book Award. Most recently, My Papi Has a Motorcycle, earned the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association Award, the Pura Belpré Illustration Honor Award, the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award, and many other recognitions.