On a snowy day, a grandmother and grandchild find an injured bird. They take it home and care for it until it can fly around the living room. It is fantastic — just like everything at Abuela’s house! But a fantastic moment is also bittersweet, for the little bird’s recovery means that it’s time to let it loose. Fortunately, wise Abuela knows just what they can do so that they can still see their little feathered friend — while also respecting its need to fly free.
Drawing inspiration from a formative childhood experience, Blanca Gómez crafts a deceptively simple story that is morally and emotionally resonant and is brimming with love, wonder, and a deep respect for the natural world. This is a touching tale about about caring for all creatures and the importance — and power — of letting go.