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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Groundwood Books (April 2 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554980704
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554980703
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 18.4 x 21 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #517,835 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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...captures some of the initial excitement of emergent literacy against a setting too-little seen in North American children's books. (Kirkus Reviews 2011-03-01) inspirational example for emergent readers....Highly recommended. (Natalie Schembri CM Magazine 2011-02-25)

This is learning by chatting, in a society in which strangers are not dangers but fascinating resources and friends. (Sarah Ellis Quill & Quire 2011-04-01)

...a thoughtful offering for soon-to-be literates that just may get them thinking about the power of reading. (H M Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books 2011-03-28)

...a pleasurable, rhythmic read... (Karen Cruze Booklist 2011-04-15)

...captures the celebration of the printed page as seen through the eyes of a child who has just awakened to its magical possibilities. (Senta Ross Canadian Children's Book News 2011-05-01)

a book that should find a place of importance in school classrooms, home libraries and on your gift list for little ones. (Sal's Fiction Addiction 2011-06-14)

...the perfect book... (James A Cox The Mid West Book Review 2011-08-01)

...simple yet powerful... (Marya Jansen-Gruber Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews 2011-09-01)

... this book charmed me utterly. (Kid Tested, Librarian Approved 2012-07-14)

About the Author

Elisa Amado is a Guatemalan-born author and translator. She has written Un barrilete para el Día de los muertos / Barrilete: A Kite for the Day of the Dead, Cousins (Primas) and Tricycle (El triciclo), which is on the Américas Award Commended List and is a USBBY Outstanding International Book. Her most recent books are What Are You Doing? and Why Are You Doing That?. Elisa lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Manuel Monroy is one of Mexico’s most accomplished illustrators whose work has appeared in children’s books, in magazines, on posters, and most recently in animation projects. He has won many awards, including the A la Orilla del Viento prize, given by the Fondo de Cultura Economica; the Noma Concours in Japan; a Gold World Medal for Art Direction at the New York Film Festival, and a Merit Mention from the Society of Publication Designers. His work has also been included on the IBBY Honour List and in the White Ravens catalogue. Manuel has illustrated many children’s books, which have been published in Canada and the United States, such as Daybreak, Nightfall (Alba y ocaso) and Rooster Gallo, both by poet Jorge Luján; When I Was a Boy Neruda Called Me Policarpo by Poli Delano; and What Are You Doing? by Elisa Amado. He has also exhibited his art in Mexico, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Italy, Japan and the Netherlands. He lives in Mexico City.

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By Marcela Landres - Published on
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A timeless tribute to the joys of reading. The library of every budding booklover, and his or her parents, is incomplete without it.
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HASH(0x9d287f0c) out of 5 stars Marginal at best July 10 2013
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Unclear illustrations. Boring topic for kids. It doesn't effectively motivate. It yet another book adults want kids to like. It tries to show all the ways that we can use reading but it is like a list, rather than a story. There is little to grab a young and unenthusiastic reader.