Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day; Celebremos El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros

Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day; Celebremos El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros

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by Pat Mora, Rafael Lopez
     
 

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This Pura Belpré Award–winning picture book is a bilingual ride through the joyous history of Children’s Day/El día de los niños.

Children’s Day/Book Day; El día de los niños/El día de los libros has been observed on April 30th for over twelve years. Founder Pat Mora’s jubilant

Overview

This Pura Belpré Award–winning picture book is a bilingual ride through the joyous history of Children’s Day/El día de los niños.

Children’s Day/Book Day; El día de los niños/El día de los libros has been observed on April 30th for over twelve years. Founder Pat Mora’s jubilant celebration of this day features imaginative text and lively illustrations by award-winning illustrator Rafael López that will turn this bilingual fiesta into a hit for story time! Toon! Toon!

The book includes a letter from the author and suggestions for celebrating Children’s Day /El día de los niños.

Editorial Reviews

ALA Booklist
“Beautifully illustrated in bright, bold, acrylic paintings that integrate books and letters into timeless scenes of multicultural children cavorting, exploring, and, of course, reading.”
School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 3

Mora encourages teachers, parents, and librarians to celebrate Children's Day/Book Day and includes ideas for observing the festivities. Written in English and Spanish, the text shows children reading in a variety of places, going to the library, listening to stories, and enjoying books. López's acrylic illustrations fill the pages with color. His upbeat iconic style shows how much fun this celebration can be and portrays round-faced kids reading to a variety of pets and riding an elephant or sailing with a whale. Students will be encouraged to join in the book-based activities. This lively selection will motivate and excite children about the adventures they can go on through reading.-Sandra Welzenbach, Villarreal Elementary School, San Antonio, TX

Kirkus Reviews
A happy assortment of multicultural children, adults and friendly critters celebrate books and reading in recognition of El d'a de los ni-os/El d'a de los libros. Joyful and vibrant scenes convey the theme of the universal pleasures of reading every day and everywhere-under trees and in boats, on trains and planes, in the car and at the library. Imaginative tours take readers on undersea submarine adventures, floating hot-air balloon voyages and travels through space. The fun continues through the night: "Then, snug in our beds, / we read to the moon / and fly away in our books." The cheery and effortless dual English/Spanish text instills a festival atmosphere brilliantly expressed in L-pez's luminous full-page montages of a world of reading opportunities. Mora's suggestions for celebrations across libraries, schools, bookstores, museums and community close out this gala and inspirational affirmation of "a growing nation of readers." A great choice for family readings at primary and nursery programs all year long. (Picture book. 3-7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061288777
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/10/2009
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
547,757
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
AD790L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Pat Mora is an award-winning author and the founder of the family literacy initiative El día de los niños/ El día de los libros, Children's Day/ Book Day, now housed at the American Library Association. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Pat Mora es una autora premiada y la fundadora de El día de los niños/ El día de los libros, un programa para promover la lectura entre familia. El programa es auspiciado por la Asociación Americana de Bibliotecas, American Library Association (ALA). Ella vive en Santa Fé, Nuevo México.

Monica Brown is the author of Pele, King Of Soccer/Pele, El rey del futbol and Side by Side/Lado a lado as well as the Pura Belpre Honor winners My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia and My Name Is Gabito/Mi Llamo Gabito. Monica lives in Flagstaff, Arizona, with her husband and two daughters.

Monica Brown es la autora de Pele, King Of Soccer/Pele, El rey del futbol y Side by Side/Lado a lado, y de los libros ganadores del Honor Pura Belpré My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia y My Name Is Gabito/Mi Llamo Gabito. Monica vive en Flagstaff, Arizona, con su marido y sus dos hijas.

Rafael Lopez is the award-winning illustrator of My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia and Book Fiesta! Rafael divides his time between his studios in the colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and a loft in downtown San Diego, where he works and lives with his wife and son.

Rafael Lopez es el ilustrador premiado de My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia y Book Fiesta! Rafael divide su tiempo entre sus talleres en San Miguel de Allende, Mexico y San Diego, California.

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Book Fiesta! 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ckim More than 1 year ago
This book as become one of my favorite children's books of all time! The illustrations are enchanting and the text is inviting for both English and Spanish readers. As an aspiring teacher, I found it inspiring that Pat Mora is not only an activist for reading and children but also an author! Mora is not only talking the talk, but also walking the walk by not only establishing the literacy initiatives' Children's Day/Book Day but also donating proceeds of her own books to the cause! Book Fiesta! is a colorful, vibrant, lively, and appealing for young readers whether they speak English or Spanish! The illustrations by Lopez invites the reader's mind to use their imagination to really bring the story to life! Book Fiesta! is a true depiction of Children's Day/Book Day and unites children all around the globe to celebrate! The book even includes some suggestions of how a parent/educator/community can celebrate this wonderful day!
moni78 More than 1 year ago
Pat Mora tells of a story in which a day is designated to celebrate children and reading their favorite books. Children of all nationalities from all over the world celebrate and take part in this glorious day. Children read in the car, in a whale, in a submarine and in a train and even in a plane all celebrating themselves and their favorite books. This book is beautifully illustrated with a rainbow of colors and array of pictures from suns, alligators, children to smiling moons and giraffes in hot air balloons. Rafael Lopez's artwork is impeccable and brings this story to life. This book is bilingual written in English and in Spanish it is a great read for everyone. I loved the fact that I could read this book to my children in English and in Spanish and that the illustrations were so eye catching. This is a great book and I highly recommend it!
Tara3 More than 1 year ago
This book is a Pura Belpre Award winning book. I really enjoyed reading this book; it is full of color, fun, tradition, culture and different languages. The imagination in this book is so much fun and the children in this book are truly enjoying themselves alongside with their books. I like how it is in English and Spanish, this allows for different readers to read the same book and also to learn a new language along the way. The idea behind this book is truly wonderful, The Day of the Child. At the end of the book the author tells why she wrote this book and gives the readers ideas on how to celebrate this day that takes place in Mexico on April 30th. She invites you to celebrate children and reading books to your child every day. This is a great read for all ages; this would be great for its color, imagination, culture, tradition, language, family, fun and love of reading.