Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day; Celebremos El Dia de Los Ninos/El Dia de Los Libros (Bilingual Spanish-English)
This beautiful 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 is observed each year on April 30. 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, making the book perfect for gifting, family celebrations, and classroom sharing.
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About the Author
Pat Mora is the celebrated Latina author of forty award-winning children's poetry and prose picture books. A lifelong literacy advocate, she founded Children's Day, Book Day (El día de los niños, el día de los libros) to celebrate children and motivate them to become readers with daily support from families, teachers, and librarians and annual festivities on April 30. Mora lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Visit her online at patmora.com.
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.
"López's acrylic illustrations fill the pages with color. His upbeat iconic style shows how much fun this celebration can be...This lively selection will motivate and excite children..." -- School Library Journal
"Beautifully illustrated in bright, bold, acrylic paintings that integrate books and letters into timeless scenes of multicultural children cavorting, exploring, and, of course, reading." -- ALA Booklist
"The cheery and effortless dual English/Spanish text instills a festival atmosphere brilliantly expressed in López's luminous full-page montages of a wolrd of reading opportunities." -- Kirkus Reviews