Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends. When I found out that Baptiste Paul and Jacqueline Alcántara had teamed up for another book after their fabulous debut together, THE FIELD, I knew I’d want to feature it here. NorthSouth, their wonderful publisher, sent me a copy and it’s absolutely beautiful. And guess what? There’s a copy in store for one lucky winner of the giveaway – make sure you leave a comment below and when you share on social media, please tag a friend who might love to read this book.Continue reading
Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends!
I’ve been blogging a bit less in the last couple of weeks, but when I received this book in the mail, I knew I had to share it with you today. I’m a fan of anything written by Miranda Paul and this book is cowritten by her husband, Baptiste, whose debut picture book, THE FIELD, just launched earlier this year!
ADVENTURES TO SCHOOL
Written by Miranda and Baptiste Paul
Illustrated by Isabel Munoz
Published by Little Bee Books (May 2018)
Themes: School, cultures around the world
Synopsis: From Amazon:
Kids around the world get to school in unique ways. Take a peek inside this book and see how they reach their destinations!
Children all around the world go to school. Whether they’re from Japan, Ukraine, Ethiopia, or the United States, all students have the desire to learn about the world and shape the future. In Bhutan, children walk for three hours to make it to school, and in Pakistan, children travel by rickshaw. Some children in China must climb a heaven ladder, while children in Nepal must walk over a wire bridge. The treks of these students are unique, extraordinary, and even dangerous, and they signify the common determination, perseverance, and sense of adventure shared by young people around the world.
Read along as students from thirteen different nations embark on their journeys to get to school in the morning, and learn about the diverse landscapes and cultures of these countries along the way!
Why I like this book:
- Love the content – amazingly personal stories of children on their way to school PLUS so much history and culture is included.
- Love the illustrations – bold, bright, and filled with heart.
- This is a perfect book for kids who want to/need to learn about cultures around the world.
Photo courtesy: http://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-for-kids
How about TEN awesome crafts for back to school? Check out PBS: http://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-for-kids/10-favorite-back-to-school-crafts/
Illustrated above is a homework center to help young kids organize their pencils, crayons, and other school supplies.
Other activities…take a trip to your child’s school…by car or bus or walking…and draw a map, taking note of stores and other landmarks you pass along the way.
Thank you all for stopping by today and spending your precious time here. If you have a few minutes left over (I know this is Memorial Day weekend and many of you may be celebrating), please thank your favorite authors by posting reviews of their books on Amazon, Goodreads, or other book review sites. This is the best gift we can five them!
WILL WRITE FOR COOKIES
INSIGHT – INSPIRATION – INFORMATION
In 2016, I attended the Wild Wild West SCBWI conference in Chicago and got to meet our Will Write for Cookies guest. His wife, our own Miranda Paul, was signing some of her books and I had a chance to chat with Baptiste. I don’t know if he will remember…I’ll have to ask him. But we talked about books and families and it was lovely. And when I discovered he had a debut picture book coming out in March, I knew I wanted to have him stop by to share some of his journey with us.
Baptiste Paul is a man of many talents—from woodworking to gardening to entertaining hoards of children for hours on end. Born and raised in the Caribbean (Saint Lucia), Baptise is a native Creole/Patois speaker and enjoys roasting his own coffee and chocolate. Baptiste holds Degrees in Environmental Studies and Political Science from Bucknell University and currently resides with his family in Green Bay, Wisconsin. His debut picture book, THE FIELD, launched on March 6, 2018.
Welcome, Baptiste! Thank you so much for stopping by to visit with us. I’ve got a bunch of questions and we’d all love to hear your answers, so let’s get started. Continue reading