Mía se mete en un lío is an award-winner in the 18th Annual International Latino Book Awards for Best Latino Focused Children’s Picture Books. Beautifully illustrated and written by award winning author, Roberto A. Castro, Mía se mete en un lío illustrates the story of a coquette little monkey named Mía, who borrows a pretty dress without asking for permission to dream of wearing it around Latin America. This adorable book teaches children that everyone makes mistakes and that honesty is the best way to resolve them. With attractive Latino-inspired imagery, this book will awaken the interest of your children in the Latino culture and promote the Spanish language.
About the Author:
Roberto Castro, Mundo Lanugo; Ilustrado by Natalia Becerra
Originally from Venezuela, Roberto grew up in the middle of a large family of colorful storytellers whose own stories were shaped by their experiences of growing up in Acarigua, a small agricultural town in Midwest Venezuela. It is from this treasure chest of stories, characters, and lessons that he drew inspiration for his book “Mía se mete en un lío” and other stories. Roberto has a deeply rotted believe that kids need to know where they come from in order to know where we are going, and that Latino writers and parents have the responsibility to pass on our stories to our kids. It’s because of this believe that in 2014, along with his wife, he co-founded Mundo Lanugo, a children’s entertainment company that through animation, books and app games helps children connect to the richness of the Hispanic culture and promote the Spanish language. A graduated from Northeastern University, with a triple degree of Entrepreneurship, International Business and Marketing, and a founder of a successful brokerage business with focus on LATAM, Roberto now resides in Miami, Florida with his wife and 5-year-old twin girls.