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Book: Baldomero's Birthday


Baldomero's birthday is a story whose speech is fluid from beginning to end, with a clear and entertaining language. The situation presented is part of the listener's daily life. The story reveals a problem and offers a solution. It is a story rich in values ​​and does not highlight the differences, but blurs them, until they disappear.

Summary of the work:

June is approaching, so Baldomero would be seven years old and celebrate his birthday. However, because his house and patio are small, Baldomero will only be able to invite five friends to his party. The boy quickly decided to invite his friends Tata, Paco, Carlos and Luisa, but he is hesitant to invite Tito because he is deaf and could not communicate with him because he does not know sign language. However, Baldomero's parents make his son reflect, telling her that the impediment of his fifth guest would not be an obstacle for him to go to the birthday. Thanks to the advice of his parents, Baldomero discovered how fun it is to have Tito as his friend.

More Information

  • Illustrator: Ortiz Montañez, Nívea
  • Title of the literary work: Baldomero's birthday (original-bilingual)
  • Year of publication: 2007
  • International number (ISBN): 978-0-8477-0450-7
  • Level: Preschool 4-5 years old / Primary 6-8 years old
  • Literary genre and theme: Realism (challenges, people with disabilities)
  • Author: Febles Iguina, Isabel M.

Isabel Febles Iguina was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She has a master's degree in Special Education from the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras and a doctorate in Education. She is currently a professor in the Department of Pedagogy at the University of Puerto Rico in Bayamón.

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