Bábo: A Tale of Armenian Rug-Washing Day

Out Now! Signed copies available at Abril Bookstore.

New York Public Library Best Book of 2023

Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

Kirkus Starred Review

The Horn Book Starred Review

Publishers Weekly Starred Review

It’s rug-washing day! Little Tato sneaks a few cherry plums before racing off to help Bábo—her grandmother—with a favorite chore. Tato is big enough to really help now.

When the hose drenches everyone and the chickens get out, is Tato big enough to save the day?

This celebration of a childhood ritual invites the reader to spend a day full of fun and love with an Armenian family.


“An enchanting celebration of heritage and childhood joy.” — Kirkus, Starred Review

“A lovely reminder that fun can be found in the most seemingy mundane of tasks.” — The Horn Book, Starred Review

As seen on NPR’s Picture This.