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A diary, journal, and illustrated story all at the same time written by a father about his son, Mallko, who has Down Syndrome. This book, which was selected as the best book in the disability category by the Bologna Book Fair in 2016, comes as a call and a revelation.

Born in Argentina, Gusti studied advertising design at the Escola d'Art Fernando Fade and has lived in Euro
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Hardcover, 120 pages
Published November 20th 2018 by Enchanted Lion Books (first published October 13th 2014)
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Heather Johnson
Jan 12, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5/5

This graphic memoir was a beautiful tribute to Gusti's son, Mallko, who was born with Down syndrome. The beautiful artwork and photographs help to capture the chaos that is the life of a family trying to navigate the world while caring for a child with downs, and its is simplicity reflects the message that Gusti tries to convey that all that he needed to give Mallko was love.

While Gusti's acceptance of Mallko came slowly, his wife and firstborn son's ability to unconditionally love Mallko h
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Milly Cohen
Sep 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lo máximo.
Tasha
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens-books
This autobiographical picture book takes a raw and impassioned look at fatherhood and unconditional love. It is the story of the author and his son who was born with Down Syndrome. Mallko was not what his father was expecting, and Gusti did not accept his son at first. Steadily though, he quickly realized that Mallko was complete and fine as he was. Mallko’s mother and older brother accepted him much faster, showing Gusti the way forward. The book explores Mallko, his humor and his life. His art ...more
Chiara White
Oct 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A dire la verità ho la versione in italiano, non in spagnolo, ma non so come le schede vengono fatte qui, per cui mi accontento.
Il libro è una delizia, piccolo e delicato, pieno di amore e di dolore.
Non è facile trovarsi di fronte ad un figlio non “perfetto” per un padre, eppure l’amore è amore e non c’è bisogno di molto altro, se non cercare di capire e di entrare in un mondo con un cromosoma in più. Il rapporto tra fratelli è un momento libero da ogni convenzione, di accettazione totale e inco
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Mehsi
Tja, het was een ontroerend boek op punten, maar ik vond de art nou niet echt mooi. Het leek erg vaak alsof iemand gewoon over een foto had heen zitten tekenen. Ik had ook meer verhaal verwacht en minder een chaotische bundel van korte stukjes tekst, strips, tekeningen.
Dus ja, ik zou hem enerzijds aanraden (want mooi, lief, ontroerend), maar ook weer afraden vanwege hoe chaotisch het allemaal is.
Michelle
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So honest. Made me cry!
Juan Sebastián
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Un libro muy personal, y con la genialidad de ilustraciones de Gusti
José Miguel Tomasena
Brutalmente tierno y honesto.
Un librazo sobre el miedo a ser padre. Sobre la incondicionalidad del amor. Sobre ese nietzscheano sí a vida total, como venga.
Tucker Stone
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Phenomenal.
Mandyhello
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
mixed media GN about a father accepting his son who has downs syndrome. Very good, physically hard to read at points (there's a lot on every page, in several languages).
José García
Aceptación. Proceso de aceptación de que el hijo que acaba de nacer tiene síndrome de down. El paso necesario para llegar al amor incondicional.
Juan Camilo Velandia Quijano
Uno de los libros más hermosos, mejor diseñados y más increíbles que he leído en mi vida. Una historia sencillamente maravillosa, que toca el corazón de cualquier persona que lo lea, y es el más hermoso testimonio de un padre que vive una realidad cada día más común: tener un hijo con Síndrome de Down. Desde su fantástico diseño hasta el testimonio real de un padre, a veces duro y a veces hermoso, este libro ha movido cada fibra de mi interior. El mejor regalo para cualquier padre que enfrente e ...more
Ana C.
Mar 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Ana by: Gusti
hermoso, simplemente una ternura es Mallko
Sara Cives
Feb 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fascinante!
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Pseudonym of Gustavo Rosemffet.

Nace en Buenos Aires en 1963.

Cursó estudios en la Escuela de Arte Fernando Fader donde se recibe con el título de Técnico en Diseño y Promoción Publicitaria.

Se inicia en el mundo de la animación en el estudio “Catu Cineanimación” trabaja para los estudios Hanna Barcera realizando series de animación.

Colabora como ilustrador para magazines infantiles como Cosmik y Bi
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