Perfect Picture Book Friday: DIVA DELORES AND THE OPERA HOUSE MOUSE Plus Giveaway

They say that time flies when you are having fun. I guess I must be having the most fun in the world because I can’t believe that it is Friday already!

It’s a special day here on Picture Books Help Kids Soar because we are part of Laura Sassi’s book blog tour for her brand-new picture book, DIVA DELORES AND THE OPERA HOUSE MOUSE. So, it will be no surprise that I am featuring it today! And guess what? Laura is graciously offering a copy of this AWESOME book to one lucky winner!

DIVA DELORES AND THE OPERA HOUSE MOUSE

Written by Laura Sassi

Illustrated by Rebecca Gerlings

Published by Sterling Children’s Books (2018)

Ages: 3 and up

Themes: Cooperation and teamwork

Synopsis: From Amazon:

Tra la la la! Can an opera house mouse and a disrespectful diva make beautiful music together? Maybe . . . if she learns some manners!
Fernando loves Mozart, Puccini, and Strauss, and lending a paw at the old opera house. Unfortunately, diva Delores wants no help from a mouse. She craves glamour and spotlights and praise—and she’s getting her chance to take center stage. But it’s all going wrong; she’s missing her entrance and flubbing her song. Fernando can save her—but only if Delores behaves. Will Delores hit a sour note? Or will she team up with Fernando . . . and bring down the house?

Why I like this book?

  • Laura Sassi’s spot on rhyme is delightful!
  • Rebecca Gerlings’ illustrations and use of the words as part of the art are masterful!
  • I love the message of cooperation and teamwork.
  • And the glitter on the cover ROCKS!!!!

RELATED ACTIVITIES:

FanCraftPin2Photo courtesy: https://thecraftyclassroom.com

Make a Japanese Paper Fan

On the cover, Diva Delores has a feather fan. But kids can make a beautiful Japanese paper fan with just paper, Popsicle sticks, glue, and markers/crayons. And for those Divas in your house, why not add a bit of GLITTER. Detailed instructions here: https://thecraftyclassroom.com/crafts/japan-crafts-for-kids/japan-paper-fan-craft/

Here is the line up for author Laura Sassi’s book blog tour…why not visit a few stops:

DIVA DELORES BLOG TOUR FLYER pdf

 

Dear friends, please don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway of a copy of DIVA DELORES. Please don’t forget to come back tomorrow when author Laura Sassi stops by to chat and share a yummy cookie recipe. AND, please don’t forget to give your favorite authors some book love by leaving reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, and other book sites. It will make all the difference!

For more wonderful picture book reviews, please hop over to Susanna Hill’s Perfect Picture Book Friday link up.

Have a safe and happy weekend!


About viviankirkfield

Writer for children - Reader forever Mom of 3, educator, author of SWEET DREAMS, SARAH (Creston Books, 2018), picture book junkie, lover of travel, hiking, cooking, playing Monopoly with my 8-year old grandson and fly-fishing with my husband.

Posted on March 23, 2018, in Blog Tour and Giveaway, Craft Activity for Kids, Perfect Pictture Book Friday, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 34 Comments.

  1. I am an opera fan and attend many during the year. I can’t wait to get my hands on this story and this wonderful diva.

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  2. Thanks for the lovely post, Vivian! I love the Japanese fan craft. =) It’s such an honor and delight to be making a stop on your blog.

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  3. I can’t wait to read this adorable book. I love the cover and that there’s glitter and that there’s a mouse named Fernando! Tra la la is right! Thanks, Vivian, and congratulations, Laura and Rebecca!

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  4. This looks adorable! I can’t wait to read it. Congratulations!

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  5. Thanks Vivian, this books looks great! We’re off to music and choir tomorrow so I’ll be thinking of the opera house mouse.

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  6. Can’t wait to read this!

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  7. Congratulations Laura! Your book looks so very fun! I’d love to win Copy.

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  8. This sounds like a wonderful book! Thanks again!

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  9. I’ve really enjoyed Laura’s other books, and this one sounds delightful, too! Congratulations, Laura!

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  10. This sounds like a really fun book! And I love the fan activity you found 🙂

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  11. The themes, setting & story sound delightful. Bravo!

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  12. Looks like a sweet read, plus I love the craft activities.

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  13. Sounds like the perfect blend of humor, entertainment and sneaky teachable moments about opera, which few children know about. Bravo! (Or is that “Brava”!?)

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  14. Karen M. Greenwald

    How fantastic! This book topic is music to my ears!!

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  15. I can’t wait to read this book and get inspired by it! Thanks, Vivian and Laura!

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  16. This book does look delightful! Love the diva fans! 🙂 Congratulations!

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  17. Sue Heavenrich

    I need to find a copy of this book and leave it strategically placed on the sofa so the next time I listen to Live at the Met my critics can read this book!

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