A Cebra Camila [Camilla the Zebra]


Country: Spain

Title: A Cebra Camila [Camilla the Zebra]

Language: Galician, Catalan, Spanish (Castilian), Italian, English

Bibliographic Information: Núnez, Marisa. A Cebra Camila [Camilla the Zebra]. Ills. Óscar Villán. Pontevedra: Kalandraka, 2009.

ISBN: 978-84-8464-126-1

When Camila goes outside on a blustery day without her tight- fitting trousers and suspenders, a mighty wind blows away seven of her stripes. She cries seven tears for them, and then she is given seven replacements. Snake donates a yellow ring from his tale, the rainbow hands her a bow of silk, a spider knits her a ribbon, and a cicada gives her a violin string. The kindest gift is from her mother, who braids a strand of her own mane into a long thread for the young zebra to wear.


Reason for choosing the book:
The book has been published in Galician, Basque, and Spanish (Castilian); it is thus representing three of the four main languages spoken in Spain. It is an excellent visual story, which deals with issues of difference, identity, friendship and love


Links to relevant sites:
Illustrator’s website