Pub Date 05 May 2018
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One day Catalina overhears the king planning to build a wall and fears
her family will never be able to visit. Catalina tricks the king into
building walls that droop, drip, swirl, and swoosh away. But now the
king demands a wall that will outlast even a Twinkie. Luckily, Catalina
has the perfect ingredients to bake up a family reunion!
A wonderful story of inclusivity and compassion perfect for initiating conversations with kids in today's world.
“…The story’s premise parallels political rhetoric and anxieties in the U.S. today. Though Catalina and the King’s Wall draws from current politics, the story transcends time and place. It is an excellent tale that can spark important conversations and lessons of several virtues (and vices) common across eras, location, and cultures. Catalina herself illustrates the virtues of love, hard work, perseverance, and resourcefulness, while the king displays the vices of bias, self-indulgence, and hot-temperedness. And as all good stories of prosocial lessons portray, the virtuous flourish in the end, while those with vices suffer the consequences of their thoughtless, selfish failings.”
– Tonia Bock, PhD in Developmental and Educational Psychology
“…Great conversation starter for families about why someone would want to keep two communities apart and how brave Catalina was for standing up for what she believed in.”
~ Carrie Patnode (Amazon Reviewer)