Once upon a time the tiniest of dewdrops lived with her sisters in the ravine of a beautiful forest. Each dawn she would rise on the leaves of a tree and disappear with the sun’s earliest rays. Her day was so short it lasted but a moment. That’s why everyone called her Momentita. One such morning, Momentita woke up and could not find her sisters anywhere. She plucked up her courage and decided to go looking for them. That was the beginning of all her troubles!
A story about everyone’s uniqueness and the valuable journey to self-discovery.
Age Group: 3-6 year olds
A note to parents… “Momentita” is an educational fairy – tale, which focuses on how children perceive themselves within the sheltered family unit and how those perceptions begin to change once they start venturing out of the home and into the world, for example once they go to school.
When Momentita falls from the cloud, she feels that she will lose this security (of the family unit), but she doesn’t worry, because she knows she will eventually meet her sisters somewhere. Momentita’s story will give you the opportunity to have a lively discussion and interact with your child comparing Momentita’s adventure to the beginning of school life, or a new activity or a change in the child’s life.
You can talk about the difficulties and concerns people have every time they deal with the unknown. You can share your own stories with your child and describe them in a simple and clear way, using words that are age-appropriate. Enjoy!”
Sofia Antypa, Psychologists-Psychotherapist
Said about the book:
“It not a fairy tale but a real story. A chain reaction that talks about recycling, respect for nature and economy. These issues must be taught in schools.
— Thansis Efthimiadis, Actor
“Thank you so much for this book! We read it and it is already in our hearts.”
— Rania Thraskia, TV host – Journalist
“I would like to congratulate you on this wonderful tale. “Momentita” was an instant favourite. I work in a kindergarten, we read the story in our class and all my kids loved it! We have placed the book in our school’s library and every Friday is the first one our kids choose to take home. Congratulations!”
— Aneta Mavridou, Kindergarten teacher
“Melina and I learn about our own uniqueness, the beauty of the journey to discover ourselves and the world, the value of the connection and security of our home, faith in ourselves and the flow of life, our strength, the importance of action and embracing change, the value of each and every moment. Yes, all from a child’s fairy tale, so crowded with beautiful messages for children and parents.”
—Markella Machaira-Mc Castillo, mother and co-founder of the non-profit organization “one child-one world”