With Lots of Love (Hardcover)
March/April 2022 Kids Indie Next List
“With gorgeous illustrations and stunning writing, With Lots of Love is a beautiful intergenerational, trans-continental gift of a book!”
— Jessica Walsh, The Brain Lair Bookstore, South Bend, IN
Rocio has grown up in Central America, but now she and her family are moving to the United States. Rocio does her best to adjust to a new way of living, but there are many things she misses from her old life—Abuela’s cooking, Abuela’s pinata creations, Abuela’s warm hugs, and of course, Abuela herself most of all. But Abuela finds a way to send Rocio something special just in time for her birthday—a gift wrapped with lots of love—and that fills Rocio to the brim.
Andre Ceolin (andreceolin.com) is a self-taught illustrator from Brazil. He studied at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, Melies, and Escola Panamericana de Artes to develop a signature look and learn new illustration techniques. He has illustrated over twenty books by publishers in Brazil such as Roda & Cia, Saber e Ler, SM, Moderna, FTD, Editora do Brasil, and Editora Abril, as well as books with HarperCollins, Sleeping Bear Press, and Apples & Honey Press. When not illustrating, he creates toys and small sculptures for his son. He also enjoys bicycling, playing his guitar, and singing. Andre lives in Brazil with his family.