Thursday, March 29, 2018

"The Swallows Return" - a bookwrap

The arrival of swallows is used by poets to represent happiness in spring and the dimming of happiness when the birds come together to fly south. "And gathering swallows twitter in the sky," is the last line of John Keats' poem, TO AUTUMN.

Come join our swallow in flight today as he discovers the beautiful season of Spring once again!!!


"The Swallows Return"
by Altan

Kika's First Books
xist Publising 
Ages:  1-4
Grade Level: PS+

Unwrapping some illustrations for you to enjoy

About the book

This delightful book celebrates the wonderful season of Spring as seen through the eyes of a returning swallow to his home.  He soars and glides long the blue sea and on his journey he observes  fluttering butterflies, sprouting flowers in gardens, busy bees on  flowers collecting nectar to make sweet honey, and a kite flying high in the sky, just to name a few.

The illustrations are bold, vibrant and very kid-friendly.  The text is simple and perfect for an emergent reader to go solo with.  This book is part of a series "Kika"s First Books", created by Altan for his young child.  "Kika's First Books" are celebrating their 40th anniversary with new publications in English after being loved in Italy for generations.  These books highlight common childhood themes and experiences and I know that wee ones will love them.  

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!!!!!

About xist Publishing

Xist Publishing: Books for the Touchscreen Generation

Our mission is to help children develop a lifetime love of reading—no matter what form it takes. As the digital-first publisher for children, eBooks are our top priority. But we also know that parents love to snuggle up with their kids and flip through a picture book—so we do that too. As technology evolves, kids will too. As parents ourselves, we want to make sure that no matter how kids are reading in the future, they’re reading and loving it.

Xist Publishing has grown to be the largest digital children’s publishing start-up with 180 titles from 45 authors and illustrators. For each title, Xist Publishing creates five distinct eBook editions (Amazon, iBooks, NOOK, Kobo, and reflowable ePub for libraries) and often produces a print version as well. The books have been featured on hundreds of blogs from niche children’s book sites to The Pioneer Woman and Alpha Mom.

Key Features

• Distraction-Free Design: We believe books should be books and games should be games. As parents ourselves, the last thing we want bedtime to include is more levels.
• Turn Waiting Time into Reading Time: Children’s eBooks make it possible to take story time anywhere. Waiting rooms, carpool lines, and even an older child’s soccer practice all become places where picture books can be shared.
• Niche Titles Find a Market: Our catalog includes stories about ancient saints and modern multi-racial families. By employing a digital-first approach, we’ve been able to publish books for both small and large markets.

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