Yay Perfect Picture Book Friday is back! Before I get stuck in, the lucky winner of Unending Devotion is:
Michelle D. Evans!
Congratulations, please email me your address and I’ll get it to you a.s.a.p.
Here’s a picture book I read at the beginning of summer:
Elena’s Serenade written by Campbell Geeslin and illustrated by Ana Juan.
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, March 2004, Fiction
Suitable for: Pre-school to Grade 2
Themes/Topics: Being imaginative, empowering girls, equality, being strong and adventurous.
In Mexico the sun is called el sol,
and the moon is called la luna.
I am called Elena.
Synopsis: (Simon and Schuster) Who ever heard of a girl glassblower?
In Mexico, where the sun is called el sol and the moon is called la luna, a little girl called Elena wants to blow into a long pipe…and make bottles appear, like magic.
But girls can’t be glassblowers. Or can they?
Join Elena on her fantastic journey to Monterrey — home of the great glassblowers! — in an enchanting story filled with magic realism.
This really is a beautiful story, so rich in culture and beautiful words.
Have a great weekend and thanks for the spontaneous dance party on FB yesterday. 12×12 rock!