|Neverforgotten = Nuncaseolvida|
Author: Algorta, Alejandra
Fabio flies through the streets of Bogota on his bicycle, the children of his neighborhood trailing behind him. It is there that life feels right--where the world of adults, and their lies, fades away. But then one day, he simply forgets. Forgets how to ride his bicycle. And Fabio will never be the same again. In English and Spanish.
Kirkus Reviews (+) (07/01/21)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/07/21)
The Hornbook (00/01/22)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 10/01/2021 In a small neighborhood in Bogotá, Colombia, 10-year-old Fabio uses his beloved salmon-colored his bike to cruise the neighborhood and deliver his mother’s bread to the neighbors, until one day he suffers a fall and forgets how to ride. Sadness overwhelms him, and he pushes peers and friends away as he tries to rediscover his happiness. Little does he know that he will find a true friendship and a reason to smile with his aging next-door neighbor, who sees him as a son. Eventually, Fabio begins delivering bread by walking through the neighborhood instead of speeding through it on his bike. Presented in Spanish and English, perfect for bilingual readers and those looking to learn, this book has gorgeous illustrations, painted with great detail in a range of soft grays, that fill multiple pages and propel the story wordlessly forward, while conveying the feel of a Colombian barrio. Themes of friendship, love, and loss generate a strong emotional pull in this reflective, lyrical debut. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.