Ten poems that give life to the journal of a baby that grows in its mother's body until it appears in this world A book that, with tender images, tells of the fascinating process through which a silent and pulsating little dot becomes that creature that breaks into tears when it leaves its mother's body. Esperanza Ortega's poems play with calligrams, sounds and delicate metaphors. The illustrations by Ana Suárez are both evocative and poetic and at the same time precise. They perfectly accompany each stage of this journey. At the end of the book, an infographic compiles the most important changes that take place each month of pregnancy. Esperanza Ortega (Palencia, 1953) has a degree in Romance Philology and she is a retired high school teacher. She has published five books of poems, among which we highlight Hilo solo (Visor), Lo que va a ser de ti (Plaza Janés) and Como si fuera una palabra (Lúmen). In 2009 she published her childhood and youth memories: Las cosas como eran (2009). She has collaborated in poetry journals, has been co-director of the magazine "El signo del gorrión" of Valladolid, in addition to directing the "Vuelapluma" collection of Editorial Edilesa. In addition, she has collaborated with articles and interviews in the newspapers El País, ABC, El Norte de Castilla and El Mundo. She has also written about art in exhibition catalogues. She is married to fellow writer Gustavo Martín Garzo. Ana Suárez (Terrassa, Barcelona, 1987) has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona. In 2015 she obtained a scholarship for the One Year Illustration course at the IED in Madrid. She has worked at Depeapa Estudio Creativo as a graphic designer and illustrator and at CabezaPájaro Asociación Cultural, as a cultural manager and graphic designer, as well as being a co-founder of the association itself. At the same time, she has worked as a teacher giving courses for children and adults related to creativity and experimentation in art. In 2018 she published her first book: El cielo imaginado, A buen paso.


  • 32 pages
  • 19 x 23 centimeters
  • 4 colors
  • hardcover

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