The Upside Down Boy/El niño de cabeza
Fresh from the country, Juanito is bewildered by his new school. Everything he does feels upside down: he eats lunch when it's recess and goes out to play when it's time for lunch, and his tongue feels like a rock when he tries to speak English. But a sensitive teacher and his loving family help Juanito find his voice through poetry, art, and music.
Juan Felipe Herrera's playful language and the magical illustrations of Elizabeth G√≥mez capture the universal experience of entering a new school and feeling lost in a world that seems upside down — at first.