Heartwarming, witty; engaging fun.
Adorable Scar goes through the holiday season and learns about giving thanks as well as the yummy goodness that comes from a traditional Thanksgiving pork roast in Fernández’s charming second installment in the Misadventures of Scar Fernández picture book series. One morning, Scar wakes to a bustling kitchen. He catches the aroma of something scrumptious and wonders if it’s Christmas—but then learns it’s Thanksgiving and what he is smelling is Mami’s seasoned pernil. It doesn’t take long for the house to be filled with family and friends, a feast of delicious food, warm-hearted expressions of gratitude, and a big pork bone for Scar, naturally. The narrative is child-appropriate, with simple, descriptive language that highlights ever hungry and excited Scar’s goofy personality. The pacing is brisk, and Fernández’s simple text makes wonderful use of specific details; together text and images speak to the warmth of the bond Scar shares with his best friend Vida. Shelby Faircloth’s vibrant, tenderly rendered illustrations complement the text and add lovely touches of both humor and warmth. Fun and informative, the book makes for a must-have for little one’s bedside shelves.
The Second Book in the Misadventures of Scar Fernandez
Vida Fernández (Author), Shelby Faircloth (Illustrator)
Pub date November 14, 2023
Price $22.99 (USD) Hardcover, $14.99 Paperback