My Pet

Which is the best pet for a child? Which pet is capable of doing everything a child wants it to do? The funny verses written by Yolanda Reyes, with the watercolors by Rafael Yockteng, will uncover the mystery. Incorporated within the story, the traditional roles of parents are shown, one irresponsible and complacent, the other one landed in reality.

Data sheet
Category: Children’s and Young Adult Literature
ISBN: 978-958-8445-08-3
Publication date: 04/01/2011
Extent: 36 pp.
Format: 21 x 20 cm

Author´s biography

Yolanda Reyes (Bucaramanga, 1959). She is one of the founders of “Espantapájaros” (Bogotá), a pioneer project in the field of early childhood and literacy development in Ibero-America. She is a columnist of El Tiempo newspaper and got a Special Mention in the Simón Bolívar National Award for Journalism, 2009. El terror de sexto B and Pasajera en tránsito are among her most important published books.

Illustrator’s Biography

Rafael Yockteng (Lima, 1976). He studied Graphic Design at the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Colombia. Since 2000 he has illustrated books for several publishing houses in Colombia and other countries such as “Groundwood Books”, “Norma”, “Santillana”, “Alfaguara”, “Ediciones B”, “Casa Editorial El Tiempo” and “Babel Libros”. Some of his books have become part of the IBBY Honour List, the White Ravens catalog and The Venezuelan Banco del Libro list of their best titles.