Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day; Celebremos El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros (Bilingual Spanish-English)

Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day; Celebremos El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros (Bilingual Spanish-English)

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061288784
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/29/2016
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 104,241
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.00(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About 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!: Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day; Celebremos El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros (Bilingual Spanish-English) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
shelb.norm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book includes ideas about how to celebrate Pat Mora's Children's Day/Book Day both at school or at home. The illustrations and text show children having fun with books. This book has very positive messages about reading!
dpiacun on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The art of the story is just like the title says, it is very festive. The colors are wild and fun fitting the text of the story. The art work is also in the style of Latin America. The Lopez also did a good job of showing different children from all over the world in each illustration he makes. The art follows the story, where each pictures goes right with that part of the text. This style and story is good for younger kids and kids starting English or Spanish.
tlcalderon4 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Colorful illustrations are the dominant theme of this picture book. It shows children reading in various scenarios. Some are familiar, such as at home or in the library, while other more extravagant scenarios, like in a submarine or hot air balloon, seem to suggest metaphorically how we can go anywhere in a good book. The words are given in English and Spanish, and a brief section at the end describes and applauds the celebration of El dia del nino (The Day of the Child).
beckystandal on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ages 1 and Up. This picture book is from Pat Mora, founder of the literacy initiative El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros; Children¿s Day/Book Day. The text is very simple and bilingual in English and Spanish telling about all the different places and ways we can read. At the end, there is a letter from the author describing what El dia de los ninos is. The illustrations in the book are by Rafael Lopez and they are gorgeous. Each two page spread is a full illustration done in the Mexican mural style with bright, rich colors. I recommend this book to any picture book collection for the illustrations alone, but it is particularly recommended to libraries that celebrate El dia on April 30.
lnpowers on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It was written in both English and Spanish and the illustrations depict children from all over the world enjoying books. Also, a letter from the author is included in the back to encourage organizations and institutions to celebrate Dia de los Ninos/Dia de los Libros on April 30th.This book could be used in conjunction with Dia de los Ninos/Dia de los Libros celebrated on April 30th each year. It could be included with a parade where children dress as their favorite characters from books or to kick off a summer reading program.
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.