Library Hours
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Naper Blvd. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Limit search to available items
Results Page:  Previous Next
Author Burgos, Hilda Eunice, author.

Title The cot in the living room / Hilda Eunice Burgos ; illustrated by Gaby D'Alessandro.

Publication Info. New York : Kokila, 2021.
Location Call No. Status
 Naper Blvd. Juvenile Easy Fiction-NEW  E BUR    AVAILABLE
QR Code
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 28 cm
Summary A young Dominican American girl in New York City moves from jealousy to empathy as her parents babysit children whose families work the overnight shift in this picture book debut. Night after night, a young girl watches her mami set up a cot in the living room for guests in their Washington Heights apartment, like Raquel (who's boring) and Edgardo (who gets crumbs everywhere). She resents that they get the entire living room with a view of the George Washington Bridge, while all she gets is a tiny bedroom with a view of her sister (who snores). Until one night, no one comes, and it's finally her chance! But as it turns out, sleeping in the cot in the living room isn't all she thought it would be. A celebration of the ways a Dominican American community takes care of one another while showing young readers that sometimes the best way to be a better neighbor is by imagining how it feels to spend a night sleeping on someone else's pillow.
Audience Ages 4-8. Kokila.
Subject Empathy -- Juvenile fiction.
Envy -- Juvenile fiction.
Babysitting -- Juvenile fiction.
Dominican American children -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction.
Dominican Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Jealousy -- Juvenile fiction.
Sharing -- Juvenile fiction.
Genre Picture books.
Social problem fiction.
Didactic fiction.
Added Author D'Alessandro, Gaby, illustrator.
ISBN 9780593110478 (hardcover)
0593110471 (hardcover)
Patron reviews: add a review
Click for more information
No one has rated this material

You can...
- Find similar reads
- Add a review
- Sign-up for Newsletter
- Suggest a purchase
- Can't find what you want?
More Information
Find another book like this at Novelist