¡Fun, divertido, fun! I’ve got to be honest and admit mi parcialidad favorable for this children’s book. Como defensora de multilingualism and bilingual literature por supuesto que I love this book, I love the concept, I love Pat Mora’s work. ¡Gracias, thank you, gracias!
As a young girl going through a difficult cultural and language transition, this type of children’s literature would have made el cambio bearable. Book Fiesta not only celebrates children and literature, it celebrates diversity. I read the book with my two-year old and we were both immediately mesmerized by its happy colors, its happy images, and la alegría de los niños con sus libros without regard to their distinctions. I saw and read the fun that es diversidad. I felt connected, I felt accepted, I felt shared, and this is what I enjoy sharing with my children.
For these reasons I invite you, I urge you, to include Book Fiesta! in your child(ren)’s library at home, at school, everywhere and share the fun that is multiculturalism, the fun that is diversity.
~Teresa Carbajal Ravet
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