Mr. Macaw Lost in the Big City

Picture Book Illustration for Cielito Lindo Books

Oh, no! Their special gift has gone missing. Can two brothers use the power of family to find the precious toy?

Maxton and Bronx wish summer would never end. Spending their days singing and playing with their kite, Mr. Macaw, they’re full of joy while visiting their abuelito’s village in Mexico. But when it’s time to head home to California, the boys can’t bear to leave their magical friend behind—and hide him in their luggage.

Excited to spring their mischievous surprise on their parents, the niños open their suitcase only to discover it’s the wrong bag! And realizing there’s been a terrible mix-up at the airport, the siblings desperately search for a way to undo their mistake.

Can Maxton and Bronx reunite with Mr. Macaw before he disappears forever?

Drawing on vibrant Latino heritage, Mr. Macaw Lost in the Big City bursts with love and cultural pride. With the story presented on every page in both English and Spanish, it’s a fun-filled way to foster a deeper bond with kids and open their eyes to the importance of their roots.

Mr. Macaw Lost in the Big City is an inspiring children’s picture book for ages four to eight. If you or your child like diverse protagonists, strengthening reading skills, and breaking barriers, then you’ll adore four-times International Latino Book Awards winner Leticia Ordaz’s imaginative adventure.

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January 10, 2023