What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know this beautiful book is a jubilant song to reading and imagining.
What's the story?
Kids from around the globe are shown savoring books with friends, family, and even animals in all sorts of settings -- from the library and the car to a submarine and an elephant. The text is presented in both English and Spanish. The end pages include suggestions for celebrating Children’s Day/Book Day in April.
Is it any good?
Author Pat Mora, the founder of Children’s Day/Book Day (or El Dia de los Ninos/El Dia de los Libros), shares a heartfelt tribute to the lifelong adventure of reading. The poetic nature and lack of plot might make some kids restless while listening. It’s best explored by parents and children together, as a springboard to talk about stories and imagination. It’s a great selection for beginning a read-aloud session.
Rafael Lopez’s magical artwork brings the book alive with lush colors, strong design, and diverse, charming kids. A family floating in a boat listens to the father read aloud, as the son imagines himself in a pirate adventure and the daughter, trailing a finger lazily in the water, imagines herself a mermaid. As darkness cloaks the earth, rooftops come unmoored from their homes and dreaming children float toward the moon, soaring with books in hand. Lovely.
Gorgeous, soaring full-page illustrations are the heart and soul of this book.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about their favorite books. Share a cherished book, and talk about what you enjoy about it.
Books can be a launching pad for your imagination. Have you ever had a dream inspired by a book you read? Have you made up games based on characters or adventures from a book?
The characters in this book enjoy reading in all sorts of places -- even sailing with a whale. Where do you like to read?