Monday, June 10, 2019

"Aya and Papaya" - a bookwrap


"Aya and Papaya"

Authored by MQ
Illustrated by Leo Antolini

* Ages:  3-7
* Grade Level:  PS-2
*  Paperback:  40 pages
* Publisher:  Troubador Publishing Ltd. 
* Publishing Date:  April 1, 2019
* Language:  English

Unwrapping some illustrations for you to enjoy

Unwrapping the Story

Aya and her family are off to visit her grandparents.  Of course she is taking her favourite doll Papaya along with her on the plane ride as they are inseparable.  

When she arrives at the airport she discovers a whole host of people who are different than her.  She hears different languages and observes different dress styles and behaviours.  This makes her very curious and her little mind starts swirling with questions about the diversity that she sees all around her.  

Her parents answer her queries with patience and love.  Even her big brother Faz chips in and explains to her the wonderful aspects of each person being unique and special in their own way.... just like she is.  

"From that day on, whenever Aya saw someone different, she was happy to see another person in the world who was special, just like her."  

This book celebrates the differences of people and how those differences are to be cherished.  The illustrations are crisp, colourful and vibrant.  This is the third book in the "Aya and Papaya" series.  The book's message is very relevant, positive and necessary for our world today.  I definitely recommend it. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 ++ HUGS!!!!!

Meet the author

MQ is a father and husband, working in finance, with a passion for the arts and literature. A citizen of the world, MQ, has lived in several continents, collecting art along the way and experimenting with creative writing since studying engineering at M.I.T. in the early 90s.

About the illustrator

Leo Antolini is an illustrator, animation director and teacher. He has illustrated children’s books for Little Tiger Press, Hachette UK and Oxford University Press, as well as the “Ilyas & Duck” series. Leo was born in Argentina, studied in the United States and lives in Barcelona (for now!)

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