Illustrator: Obed Gomez
Published by Arte Publico Press on 2005
Chee-ree, chee'ree, chee-re! The birds tweet their morning songs, so begins this celebration of a young boy's parents, whom he calls heroes of the harvest. The rhythmic verse follows them from the early morning chirping birds through the late afternoon whistle blowing in the fields where they work to when they come home and wrap their adoring son in their arms. Complemented by sun-drenched illustrations in vibrant fall colors, this bilingual picture book rings with a sonorous ode to a young boy's parents. This is a celebration of both the harvest season and the strong bonds of a close-knit family.