Book Fiesta! (Hardcover)

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

By Pat Mora, Rafael Lopez (Illustrator)

HarperCollins Espanol, 9780061288777, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 10, 2009

List Price: 17.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

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.



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.



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

“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