My abuelo was not a cool musician who sang songs when he came to visit. He was more of a pipe-smoking, western-reading, Wheel of Fortune kind of guy. But I’m so glad Angela Dominguez had an abuelo who played the guitar and sang and knew the power of music.
Sing, Don’t Cry is a sweet picture book, highlighting the love of grandparents and grandchildren for each other, while also illustrating the power of the wisdom older people can pass on to younger ones. Sure, when you’re a kid, you might not always remember to sing your way out of a crisis, but it’s a message that you could carry with you into your teen or adult years and be able to rediscover when you’re thinking about your abuelo or abuela and need a little boost.
Sing, Don’t Cry by Angela Dominguez