Laura Gómez skillfully narrates this touching story of perseverance. Elena loves the garden in her family's home in Puerto Rico, especially the coquí frogs who sing there. When a hurricane nearly destroys the island, the coquíes stop singing, and Elena's beloved mango tree loses all its leaves and fruit. The storm's aftermath saddens and frightens Elena. However, through the power of community, the situation gradually improves. Music and sound effects, such as bird songs and radio static, add lighthearted touches. Gómez sings the words "Coqui, coqui. Oh, I love thee" with tenderness, perfectly conveying Elena's joy and appreciation for the natural world around her. Gómez's accent pairs perfectly with this inspiring story, and her warm tone is engaging. A.M. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2023]
Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9781250900746 $1.99
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