Senda was published in the 1970's in Spain and has not been reprinted since. Those who were fortunate enough to read those books as a child know what it means to read a real good children's book that will inspire you forever. I believe these books were educational books geared towards 1st, 2nd and third graders.
When I was living in Peru, I had to read those book as homework. I can't tell you how much they still mean to me. Years have passed by and I still think about "Pandora's Box" and it's vibrant colors, "Toni y su cometa" raw illustrations that kept me captivated all this time. I have read my share of books. Okay, okay so I used to read more comics like "Asterix" and "Mi Pequeña Lulu". What can I say? I was a child at heart who loves to laugh and appreciate great illustrations.
Now as a mother and an artist, I think it is very important for me to surround my son with books that have captivating illustrations and great stories that will inspire him. I have bought my son many books to read to him. However, I have not found too many books that I actually enjoy reading to him. Most children's books have great illustrations and boring stories or great stories and ugly illustrations and don't get me started on Eric Carl! ughh! I do have some favorites to read to him, "Dr. Seuss", "Zen" and "Arthur" books are always great. If you haven't bought "Martina la Cucarachita Muy Linda" is divine! That's a must buy! They have an english version as well. BUT there is still an obsession about these Senda books that I read as a child. The good news is that after many long searches I have found a low resolution pdf of the books and I can now print them and read them to my son. I am so super excited I will be able to share something special from my childhood and hope he will have the same reactions.
Senda Book PDF: Download link below