Cauã and Inaê are a brother and sister who live in a small community along the Tapajós River in Brazil. Here, the homes are on stilts and everyone travels around by boat—even to school! When the rainy season comes, they must leave their village and relocate to higher ground for a while. But after moving this year, Cauã and Inaê realize they’ve left behind something important: their pet tortoise, Titi! Unlike turtles, tortoises can’t swim, and Cauã and Inaê are really worried. So the pair sneaks back at night on a journey along the river to rescue him. Will they be able to save Titi?
This picture book, first published in Brazil, offers kids a unique look into the lives of children who live along Brazil’s beautiful Tapajós River.---from the publisher
40 pages 978-1542008686 Ages 4-8
Keywords: diverse books, diversity, Brazil, pet, turtle, tortoise, weather, rain, rescue, bravery, working together, teamwork, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, Social Studies Curriculum, Latino, Latina, Latinx, Latino author