Book Fiesta!

Book Fiesta!

Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day / Celebremos El Dia de Los Ninos/El Dia de Los Libros

By Pat Mora; Rafael Lopez (Illustrator)

Rayo, Hardcover, 9780061288777, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 2009


This Pura Belpre Award winning picture book is a bilingual ride through the joyous history of Children's Day/El dia de los ninos.

Children's Day/Book Day; El dia de los ninos/El dia 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 Lopez 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 dia de los ninos.

About the Author
Pat Mora is an award-winning author and the founder of the family literacy initiative El dia de los ninos/ El dia 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 dia de los ninos/ El dia de los libros, un programa para promover la lectura entre familia. El programa es auspiciado por la Asociacion Americana de Bibliotecas, American Library Association (ALA). Ella vive en Santa Fe, Nuevo Mexico.

RAFAEL LOPEZ grew up in Mexico City and his art is strongly influenced by the work of Mexican muralists. He has created many large murals for public spaces and was a leader in the creation of the Urban Art Trail Project in downtown San Diego. For his first book, My Name is Celia, Lopez successfully adapted his colorful, exuberant style to the small scale of children's books. He lives in San Diego, California, with his wife and their young son.