Little Carlota is timid and afraid to speak. One day, by accident, she is locked inside the pantry, alone with only tomato cans and marmalade jars around her. Using her voice will be the only way to help her get out of there.
Carlota no habla. Todo el mundo la entiende tan solo con sus gestos y miradas. Hasta que un día, persiguiendo a su amigo Tom el ratón, entra en la despensa y la puerta se cierra de golpe. La niña se queda encerrada.
¿Qué hará Carlota? Parece que la forma de salir de allí tiene que ver simplemente con el uso de su voz.
"A lovely addition to Spanish picture book collection that provides a good introduction to conversations about speacking up". – School Library Journal
Carlota could be shy or could also be interpreted as struggling with selective mutism. Either way, this could be a powerful story for those looking to (literally) find their voices. The book, with its breaking of the 4th wall, would be fun as a read aloud and its themes could inspire discussion and text-to-real-life connections. – Youth Services Book Review
Selected as Especially Notable New Title for Spring 2016 – Booklist
A thought-provoking exploration of fear, shyness, and the power of communication and connection. – Booklist
A tale gently told of finding our inner strengths....The whimsical, tongue-in-cheek narration asks readers questions . . . and adds little asides . . . making readers feel the story is being told just to them. – Kirkus Reviews
"What if a child doesn’t need to talk? A funny story about shyness and how to overcome it….All of [NubeOcho’s] books promote respectful attitude towards all types of diversity. They are also a playful medium that makes it easier to engage in first experiences and feelings that the little ones may not easily understand. I like that that books offer underliying themes or teachable ideas, especially for little kids that sometimes have a hard time expressing themselves and their feelings." – The Review Wire