Friday, October 5, 2012

The Sun Zebra by Rolando Garcia

From Goodreads - The Sun Zebra, is best described as a children's book for grownups. Its aim is to encourage us to discover (or rediscover) the amazing things that children and their magical carefree world can teach us, even as we try to teach them about the harsh realities of our own. The book is a collection of five stories that follow the "adventures in living" of an unusual little girl named Nell, her mother Rhonda, and Nell's father who is the narrator of the stories.

The Sun Zebra

Bob The Intrepid Insectnaut
Raven - Lenore
The Meaningless Christmas Tree
Birdman and The Fairy Tale

The Sun Zebra is a small book packed with a big message.  Told in the viewpoint of the father through the eyes of his daughter, The Sun Zebra is a treat!

Through five different small stories, Nell will find a place in your heart.  Only through the eyes of an innocent child can we see the magic.  As we grow older, we become more jaded.  But where we see horses, a child may see a zebra! Taking off the lenses, Garcia writes a delightful tale for all ages, that will inspire, charm,  warm your heart and make you laugh. 

Only sixty-six pages but definitely a keeper! 

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


  1. First of all love that the authors a Garcia. Shout out to all Garcia's!

    I wonder if the author interviewed his daughter or if it was just his way of showing what he learned through his daughter.

    Seems sweet. Hopefully I don't become so much of an adult that I lose sight of acting immature some of the time. I doubt it because of the books I read and (possibly?) becoming a guidance counselor.
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  2. Thank you for the "Garcia" compliment Adriana. Maybe you’ll be interested to know I have two last names and both are "Garcia"! In response to your question, these stories are a blend of fact and fiction. There is some of my daughter in Nell and well as some of my wife in Rhonda, and there are some things that actually happened in reality and others that did not or at least not quite the same. I hope that you don't become so much of an adult that you forget what it is to be a child. If you do just read my book and you will remember! : ^ )

    1. Oh wow. Didn't expect the author to comment but thank you. So Rolando Garcia Garcia? Interesting... :D
      Well then that's good. Having these based on your child and wife. Sometimes reality with a touch of your own imagination can make the bast stories. Thanks again for responding (:


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