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

by Pat Mora
Illustrated by Rafael Lopez

Published by HarperCollins, 2009
32 pages
ISBN: 978-0-06-128877-7

Ages 3 - 6

It's hard not to share in the excitement of what author Pat Mora calls "bookjoy" in this celebration of children, books, and reading to mark "El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros" (Day of the Child/Day of the Book). The jubilee begins: "Hooray! Today is our day. El dia de los ninos! Let's have fun reading our favorite books. Toon! Toon!" The narrator of Book Fiesta! notes that books come in many languages, and reading can take place in many places: in cars, on planes, on trains, even at the library! Children can share books with family and friends, with puppies and kittens and lizards--even the moon can listen. The power of books to transport readers on marvelous journeys is also undeniable: "We read riding on an elephant / or sailing with a whale." Mora's text, in both English and Spanish, is set against fanciful illustrations by Rafael Lopez that underscore the delight of books and reading. CCBC categories: Seasons and Celebrations.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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