Welcome: Volume One by Sephone ZorroWelcome: Volume One by Sephone Zorro

Welcome: Volume One

bySephone ZorroIllustratorRhea Baxter

Hardcover | October 5, 2016

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Inside this book are five (5) delightful bedtime stories, as told by grandmothers from around the world. Volume One: USA, Mexico, Brazil. Story #1 is told by Grandmother Martinez, from Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, USA. She tells us a story about some naughty vegetable children that are always arguing about who is the best. But the shy little bean girl helps them see that they are all beautiful. Story #2 is told by Grandmother Gomez, from Mexico. She tells us about a lovely little girl called Inez, who is so kind to all creatures--even hungry little ants. But she and her grandfather have very little money to buy food. Luckily, the ants have a magical secret called "sun garnets," which are more valuable than diamonds. Story #3 is told by Grandmother Diaz, from Brazil. She tells us the story of Paulo, a very lazy possum who doesn't want to face the world. An entire jungle of animals will have to help Paulo learn to face his problems. Story #4 is told by Grandmother Bush, who lives in Midland, Texas. She tells us the wonderfully silly story about four armadillo brothers, and how they argue about which of them is the best at everything. Then Mr. Coyote comes along and tricks them all. Now they must work together, or end up inside mean Mr. Coyote's big black cooking pot! But not if Mother Dillo can stop him. Story #5 is told by Grandmother del Judias Verde, from Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico, USA. This quick story is about a feisty frog and mischievous mole, neither of which wants to work very hard. But Eagle will put an end to this, perhaps with some guidance from Great Spirt.

Title:Welcome: Volume OneFormat:HardcoverDimensions:132 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.44 inPublished:October 5, 2016Publisher:Handersen Publishing. LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1941429718

ISBN - 13:9781941429716


Table of Contents


Introduction to the series


Old Nanny, the Three Naughty Vegetables, & the Shy Little Bean Girl

Grandmother Martinez, Acoma Pueblo, NM USA


Home of the Ants

Grandmother Gomez, Mexico


Paulo, the Problem Possum

Grandmother Diaz, Brazil


Eeny-Meeny-Miny-Moe: the Fighting Brothers from Old El Paso

Grandmother Bush, Midland, TX USA


Frog and Mole

Grandmother del Judías Verde, Zuni Pueblo, NM, USA


Editorial Reviews

Verified PurchaseAs a librarian. what I enjoyed about WELCOME ( Vol 1 of Stephane Zorro's GRANDMOTHER'S STORIES) was the very human characters of the multicultural stories. this is an excellent book of modern day fables with a positive behavioral twist for children to identify perhaps their feelings of being excluded, being different, excessive shyness, or the lacking of confidence, or displaying uncharitable behaviors. All the stories have positive outcomes demonstrating the character's empathy, kindness, and collaboration for the common good, lost in today's social mores. I especially loved the very expressive and age appropriate illustrations done at a level that will resonate with the children as well as the reader.This makes an excellent gift for any parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle to share feelings and conversations with family members. I also see great value for this book to the professional community of child mental health professionals as a means of a positive connection with the children they serve. Cookie Lewis, M.S.L.S, Librarian5.0 out of 5 starsA little something for everyoneByShannon L Constanceon January 2, 2017Format: PaperbackThis collection of stories is a refreshing and pleasurable read. It would be a great gift for someone of any age and I will definitely be on the lookout for future installments!