Guapo’s Giant Heart by Janet Zappala

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was an adorable children’s story about a lovable calf and his friends. Guapo is adopted by a family, and he is so happy to have a place to sleep and humans to feed him. As he grows, he finds that his size is intimidating to some.

I liked that this story showed how what we look like on the outside doesn’t mean that’s who we are inside. Just because Guapo is really big, it doesn’t mean he’s a scary calf. As new animals meet him, they are unsure of how he will act towards them, but soon learn that he’s the sweetest, best friend they could have!

I would recommend this for children in early elementary. It’s got great illustrations to help tell the story!

Where to Find This Book:

Amazon ~ Mascot Books

Guapo’s Giant Heart is based on the true, heartwarming story of a baby calf with no place to live until a kind human adopts him and gives him a loving home. With a safe place to rest his head and plenty of food and love, Guapo keeps growing . . . and growing and growing! Although Guapo is a sweet, friendly cow, not everyone is kind to him at first. While the animal friends who’ve known him since he was a baby calf love him, those who meet him later in life aren’t so sure―they find Guapo’s larger-than-life presence intimidating. Towering over everyone he meets, can this gentle giant teach the other animals that being different is a good thing?

Just the Facts:

Guapo’s Giant Heart by Janet Zappala
Genre: Children’s
Publisher: Mascot Books
Pub Date: February 1, 2022


I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.

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