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I am a Capybara (Hardcover)
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A capybara is not a mouse, or a beaver, or a bear, and has all sorts of surprising traits you will soon discover. But while every capybara has teeny tiny ears and a gigantic nose, this endearing capybara happens to love poetry and the opera, and even dressing up as a whale! He speaks candidly about his experiences and feelings, and he likes to find common ground with others, like his best friend, a little bird. Although he may appear to be a tough guy, he still likes cuddles and care. Michela Fabbri's irresistibly charming illustrations and witty monologue reveal the wonderful things to discover by trying new things, learning about something or someone you don't know, and embracing community and family.
About the Author
Michela Fabbri lives in Genova, Italy. She operates a small B&B, and creates comics on her daily life. This is her first book.
"I Am a Capybara is debut author Michaela Fabbri's fun and fanciful portrait of one particularly self-aware capybara, who sees life as a series of small delights--including the joys of dressing like a whale!"
- Shelf Awareness
"A capybara explains just who he is. Fabbri's soft colored-pencil drawings punctuated with thin ink linework are textured but minimalist-with the white page as the background, the titular subject remains the focus. A gentle, offbeat sketch."
- Kirkus Reviews
"This book is so sweet. Such a great book to create dialogue with your children about loving ourselves, while also embracing our differences. There is so much to love about this story because it speaks to really enjoying all the little things that makes life great!"
- Mrs. Mommy Booknerd
"For her debut picture book, the author takes an interesting route, neither committing to full-fledged flights of fancy or a strictly scientific fact-based story. The result is a delight....In the end, Fabbri's I Am a Capybara is a peaceful meditation on an oft-overlooked denizen of the animal world, one that just might have a thing or two to teach young readers willing to take the time to listen."
- Memphis Parent
"I am a Capybara is a cute, warm, fuzzy book with a novel character. The illustrations are done in soft and simple pen and colored pencil minimalist design and give a very pleasant, peaceful tone to the pages."
- New York Journal of Books