Thursday, September 21, 2017

"Rosa Parks" - a bookwrap








Who is Rosa Parks?
(according to Wikipedia)


Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an activist in the Civil Rights Movement, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement". Wikipedia

Died: October 24, 2005, Detroit, Michigan, United States
Spouse: Rayomond Parks (m. 1932–1977)








 * The only tired I was, was tired of giving in.

* Each person must live their life as a model for others.

* I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.





Unwrapping




"Rosa Parks"

Authored by Lesbeth Kaiser
Illustrated by Frida Kahlo

Ages: 4-8
Grade Level: K-3
Series:  Little People, Big Dreams 




Unwrapping some illustrations for you














































About the book




This wonderful book is the newest in the Little People, Dream Big series.  This series unmasks wonderful individuals who although just ordinary people have made an extraordinary contribution to our world and our way of life.  These stories are based on real-life people and are very interesting and educational for kids to read.

Rosa Parks, 'The Mother of the Freedom Movement', is an inspiring true story of a civil rights activist.  She grew up in Alabama during the segregation era but always felt dignity and self-worth in such a condemning and ostracizing time. She was taught at home to stand up for her rights and respect herself.   

In 1955, Rosa was riding on a bus and the bus driver asked her to give up her seat to a white man and go sit in the back of the bus with the other "coloured' folks.  She simply said "no".  She refused to budge.  That simple two letter word, "no", started the Montgomery Bus Boycott.  Others heard about her bravery to take a stand and refuse her unfair treatment so emboldened by Rosa's defiant stand they joined in to further her just cause.  

All her life she fought for equal rights and fought back against adversity and injustice.  The powerful lesson you learn?  One little insignificant person can change the entire world.  Every individual should be treated with fairness and respect no matter what race, colour or group they belong to.   I highly recommend this book and this entire series. 


Storywraps Rating...   5 HUGS!!!!!









About the author


LISBETH KAISER is a writer and editor whose work has appeared on websites, commercials, billboards and even toothbrushes. Lisbeth lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter and sister and brother-in-law and nephew! 





About the illustrator




MARTA ANTELO graduated with a Fine Arts degree in Valencia, where she was born. After graduation, she moved to Madrid, where she works as a freelance illustrator. She brings delicate textures to her illustrations. Her client list includes: The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, National Geographic Kids, and Scholastic.





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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

"The Tooth That's on the Loose!" - a bookwrap
















Unwrapping





"The Tooth That's on the Loose!
Created by Chris Roberston

Ages 3-7


Unwrapping some fantastic illustrations for you to enjoy




































About the book



This fun book will delight kids on the verge of that big milestone in their life... loosing a tooth.  This is the perfect book to cuddle-up and read to them to take the scariness out of the whole experience.

Chris Robertson takes the occasion and wraps it in a western spin making it an exciting and yes even an enjoyable event.  A local sheriff of a small western town rounds up T. B. Wiggly, whose face hangs on wanted posters scattered everywhere, and turns him over to the proper authorities to rid the pest from his jurisdiction permanently.  

The illustrations are truly hilarious and are sure to generate smiles and giggles as the text is shared together.  The sentences are short and peppered with cowboy quips that make the book such a delight to read.  This would be a wonderful book to have in an early elementary school classroom or library too. Kids will love the whole vibe of the book... 'sure as shooting'!   I highly, highly recommend it. 




Storywraps Rating...  5 HUGS!!!!!





About the author/illustrator





Chris Robertson is just a big kid at heart who happens to write and draw Children's Picture Books. His first Little Golden Book, "The Tickle Book" by Heidi Kilgras debuts in May '17. "Giraffes Ruin Everything" by Heidi Schulz from Bloomsbury Publishing and "Where Do Pants Go? by Rebecca Van Slyke from Sterling both were released in Spring '16. 

His book, "Harry and the Hot Lava" speaks directly to the imagination of a child, while "My Yellow Umbrella" hit the #1 spot on Amazon's Bestseller list for Baby & Toddler Color Books, Bedtime and Dreaming and Children's Game Books.

Chris's other books include the Amazon's Best Sellers, "I'll Trade My Peanut-Butter Sandwich" and "Kit and Kaboodle". He broke into the Children's book field in 2005 with "Little Miss Liberty" published by Chronicle Books then subsequently by Scholastic Books in paperback. 


Chris's whimsical cartoon style feels light-hearted and carefree which seems to perfectly match his humorous writing style. He lives in Pasadena with his wife and three boys.




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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

"Queen Quail is Quiet" - a bookwrap











Unwrapping




"Queen Quail is Quiet"
and other ABC Tongue Twisters


Created by Erika Barriga


Unwrapping some fun and funky illustrations for you to enjoy























About the book


This fun alphabet book will have kids repeating words that roll around their tongues and spin out of their mouths making them giggle and laugh.  They are able to learn letters of the alphabet using alliterations to do so.  What a great concept to get kids engaged in language and wordplay.  

The letters of the alphabet are big and clear making them very easy to see and understand.  The illustrations are simple, silly and very imaginative.  The colour pallet chosen is warm and happy inviting the reader to engage in repeating the tongue-twisters which will evoke great laughs I'm sure.  They are a perfect marriage to the text.   

The book is entertaining as well as educational.  Storywraps recommends it for early years learners. 



Storywraps Rating...  5 HUGS!!!!!







About the author/illustrator




I am an author, illustrator, painter and lover of all things whimsy.  My first children's book, Queen Quail is Quiet, was published in in 2013.  My work has a place in children's books, home decor for girl boss office spaces and chic baby nurseries.  I work mainly in watercolor and pencil.  
Even though most of my time is spent drawing and painting, I also love thrifting and decorating the house which is a constant work in progress.  I hate cheese on it's own and get weak in the knees for ice cream. I currently live in Denver, CO with my husband Raul and our two princesses, Addy and Zoe.
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