If you know someone who suffers from "nature deficit", this new book by Maria Benedetti and Jacqueline Negrón Flores is the perfect antidote!
12 Arboles Amigos takes us out of doors to get acqainted with some of the most common trees of Puerto Rico. Readers will find themselves strengthening family and community ties while enjoying traditional games, call and response "vejigante" songs, tropical cookery, home remedies, tree planting and propagation, theater, crafts, oral history, aromatherapy, fun math and science projects, Puerto Rican vocabulary and linguistics, literary creation, ethnobotanical secrets and lots of imagination. It is an in-depth rollicking celebration of our Caribbean identity.
For ages 7-107! Spanish, softcover, 152 pages, 2012.