Published by Magination Press
Summary: The narrator of the story has two grandfathers who love to play their accordions, Abuelo in a mariachi band, and Opa in a polka band. The boy’s family loves going to performances or listening to each grandfather play at his own home. The first time the grandfathers get together, though, there are a lot of awkward silences. The two men don’t speak the same language and can’t seem to find anything they have in common. Finally, the boy gets out both accordions, and the grandfathers joyously connect over music–music the entire family gets to enjoy. 32 pages; ages 4-8.
Pros: A short and sweet story to celebrate diversity in families and the power of the universal language of music.
Cons: It seemed unlikely that both grandfathers would have brought their accordions to their first get-together with the whole family.