Guapo’s Giant Heart: The True Story of the Calf Who Kept Growing
by Janet Zappala and Wendy Perkins
Guapo’s Giant Heart, the silver 2022 Moonbeam award-winning children’s book, is based on the true, heartwarming story of a baby calf with no place to live . . . until a kind human gives him a loving home. With a safe place to rest his head, along with plenty of food and love, Guapo keeps growing . . . and growing!
Although Guapo is sweet and friendly, not everyone is kind to him at first due to his size. While the animals who’ve known him since he was a baby calf love him, those who meet Guapo later on aren’t so sure—they find his larger-than-life presence intimidating.
Towering over everyone he meets, can this gentle giant teach other animals that being different is a good thing?