Friday, November 17, 2017

"The Bagel King" - a bookwrap










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"The Bagel King"

Authored by Andrew Larsen
Illustrated by Sandy Nichols


  • Age Range: 5 - 6 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2

Publisher: Kids Can Press (May 1 2018)


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Unwrapping some words of wisdom that you will need to know...


The Yiddish words in this book are:

mensch: (mentsh):  a good person
oy: expression or exclamation usually used in dismay
schmutz (schmuhtz):  dirt or grime, usually spilled or dropped
tuches (took-huss):  your bum
Zaida (zay-dah): grandfather


Other things to know:

bagel (bay-gull): a ring-shaped bread roll traditionally made by boiling and then baking

chicken soup: a traditional Jewish home remedy for colds and anything else that might ail you.  Usually served with noodles or fluffy round dumplings called matzo (maht-zah) balls. 



About the book




This delightful book focuses on a lovely relationship between a grandfather and his beloved grandson.  The bonding glue between the two?  Bagels.

Every Sunday Zaida goes to Merv's Bakery to buy bagels.  Sometimes his grandson Eli goes with him. Mrs. Rose always treats  Eli to one of her scrumptious pickles right out of the jar that she keeps on the shelf behind the counter.  Zaida and Eli think they are the best pickles in the whole wide world.   Usually, though, Eli stays home and his wonderful Zaida hand - delivers those yummy bagels right to his door.

"Eli would hear a familiar Knock! Knock!
"Who's there?"
"It's me!" Zaida would say.  "I've got bagels!"

All year long Zaida, though rain and heat, snow and gloom faithfully brings not only Eli his bagels, but bagels to his friends too.  It truly is an labour of love resulting in a bagel feast fit for a king. 


"Warm.
Chewy.
Salty.
Bagels were the best thing about Sunday."

Then one Sunday the unspeakable happens.  Zaida does not arrive bearing his tasty gifts.  What possibly could have happened to him?  Zaida is always punctual just like clockwork .... Sunday, bagels, his delivery and the fellowship that ensues.  Something must be terribly wrong. Wherever could he be? 

Eli rushes over to Zaida's to find out what has happened. He discovers that Zaida has accidentally fallen on his tuches and injured himself.   The doctor orders him housebound until he totally recovers.  Eli realizes his grandfather's acts of kindness affect not only himself but the others around him too.  

Eli brings Zaida soup, sees that he gets his rest and even reads to him. He turns into a nurse extraordinaire. Then he gets a brilliant idea...  could he possibly replace his Zaida and become the-bearer- of-the-bagels for everyone to enjoy this Sunday?  What do you think?  I bet he can for sure.  This will make everyone, including his wonderful Zaida, very very happy indeed.  

I like how the Yiddish words are sprinkled throughout the story for everyone to enjoy and gives you a taste into their culture.  The book will spark conversations on family dynamics and the importance of being kind to one another.   The illustrations are full of expression and detail and are a huge asset to the narrative.  I am sure this is a book that when shared will be well received by both the young and the old.  



Storywraps Rating .... 5 ++ HUGS!!!!!






About the author









Andrew Larsen is the acclaimed author of such books as Goodnight, Hockey Fans, A Squiggly Story, The Not-So-Faraway Adventure, In the Tree House and The Imaginary Garden. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.



About the illustrator





Sandy Nichols is the illustrator of Starring Lorenzo, and Einstein Too, and the 40th anniversary board book editions of Alligator Pie and Garbage Delight. She also illustrates for magazines and advertising clients. Sandy and her family live in Calgary, Alberta.










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Thursday, November 16, 2017

"Lullapop Lullabies - a musicwrap




LULLAPOP LULLABIES






21 OF TODAY'S BIGGEST HITS
"LULLAFIED" FOR BABIES & TODDLERS

LULLABY VERSIONS OF CURRENT POP SONGS MADE FAMOUS BY JUSTIN BIEBER, ADELE, ED SHEERAN,
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, SIA, RIHANNA, BRUNO MARS, & MORE

21-song playlist of soothing instrumentals crafted for the millennial parent & child


Access an embeddable version of the first track, "Despacito," here: http://bit.ly/2z9z4VL





Unwrapping some important info about the Album...



Innovative independent record label Razor & Tie offers a fresh take on bedtime, naptime, or anytime for the littlest music aficionados with the digital release of Lullapop Lullabies on November 17, 2017. This irresistible 21-song album is designed with the millennial family in mind, offering enchantingly "lullafied" instrumental versions of current chart-toppers made famous by the likes of Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Adele, Sia, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Drake, and more. A physical release will follow in January.



The gentle, elegant orchestrations on Lullapop Lullabies hit just the right note when it comes to helping babies and toddlers drift off to dreamland. Glockenspiel, harp, and piano blend their sounds, transforming distinctive Top 40 hits like Justin Bieber's "Despacito," Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You," Adele's "Hello," and DNCE's "Cake by the Ocean" into serene-and-soothing lullabies for the four-and-under set.  This collection gets an A+ for putting smiles on the faces of parents who already know and love the familiar melodies.




Unwrapping details you need to know...


Album Details:  Lullapop Lullabies
Digital Release Date: November 17, 2017
Physical Release Date: January 26, 2018
For ages 0 - 4
Label: Razor & Tie Recordings
Running Time:  56 minutes



Track List

* Despacito

* Shape Of You

* Can’t Stop The Feeling

* Let Me Love You

* That’s What I Like

* Cheap Thrills

* Rockabye

* Cake by The Ocean 

* Black Beatles

* 24K Magic

* Closer

* Hotline Bling

* Sorry 

* This Is What You Came For

* Don’t Let Me Down

* Stay

* What Do You Mean

* Hello

* Don’t Wanna Know

* Love On The Brain

* Watch Me (Whip-Nae Nae) 










Lullapop Lullabies will be available for streaming and download at all digital service providers, value priced at $7.99 per download. A physical release will follow on January 26, 2018, when CDs will be available nationwide at Walmart, Target, Amazon, and other retailers.




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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

"Good Night Sleep Tight" - a bookwrap








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"Good Night Sleep Tight"
Eleven-and-a-half Good Night Stories
with Fox and Rabbit

Authored by Kristina Andres

Ages 5-7
Country of origin:  Germany
Gecko Press


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Excerpt :  Second Story








"A very good night to you, dear Fox, " Rabbit said solemnly.
"Dear Rabbit!" A very good night to you too," replied Fox.
"To me too? said Rabbit.  "Who besides you wishes me good night?'
"I do!" sang the moon.  "Good night to you, rabbit. And good night to Fox as well."
"Good night," sighed the rose outside the window.
"Good night," the pear trees whispered.
"Good night! Good night! Good night!" piped the fleas on Fox's tail.
"Good night," the stars chimed.
"Good night," the raspberries murmured.
"Fox!" Rabbit's eyes were wide.  " I think it's time we went to bed."💫



Good Night Sleep Tight is a gorgeous read-aloud family book that’s full of joy. In each story Fox and Rabbit try different ways to get to sleep or in some cases, not get to sleep...
A lovely gift for any child who enjoys bouncing on the bed before their goodnight stories – that is, for any child!
~Rachel Lawson, co-publisher



About the book






Fox and Rabbit live quite far away, in a bright little house beyond the molehills. They make strange bedfellows but it's true they are very good friends.  Each night, with politeness and care they help each other drift off into Dreamland or do they?   

These eleven-and-a-half stories are perfect to curl up with and enjoy as a read-aloud together before it's time to sleep.  They creatively express different ways two best friends wish each other  good night which I'm sure will inspire your little one to do the same with you. How do you say goodnight in your home? 

Bedtime rituals are a wonderful way to wrap up a busy day then wrap up your little one (burrito-style of course) and say nite nite, sleep tight.  These heartwarming stories of friendship and fun will be a delight to share again and again. They are tuck-in perfect.  

The stories are short and the illustrations enrich them greatly.  It is a a storybook for all ages so regardless of your age they will surely be enjoyed.  I highly recommend the book. 


Storywraps Rating:  5 ++ Hugs!!!!!


















About the author








Kristina Andres was born in Greifswald in 1971 and grew up in Mecklenburg, where she lives today. She studied history of art and literature and then moved to the Hamburg Academy of Fine Arts. She has been working as a freelance artist since 2002. She has written and illustrated numerous children’s books and received several awards.








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