February 28, 2018

Bella Books, A Lifetime Love. #ChildrensLiterature

Babushka happily received the following for The Grands; no monetary compensation was received. Como siempre, opiniones y personal comments son 100% BB.

Quote on Books- Jacqueline Kennedy

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!
It's the last day of "the month of love" and Babushka couldn't have it end without mentioning two of her favorite loves that just go perfectly together.  Children and Books.  Quee? Ok si, in today's world you can and should encourage reading in any form, but there's something magical when that world is sans electricidad, when the only power needed is in the mind. Oh the preciousness, the power in  that.   BB believes in that powerful magic, and here shares with you some of her latest wands.

Aesop's Fables Canterbury Illustrated Classics

They say "age before beauty", bueno this is a definite  twofer. A bella combinacion of classic tales and timeless illustrations, that just by the description sent, BB knew she had to ask for 2!
 Uno for each set of nietos

"The Illustrated Classics series includes works that have been enjoyed by generations of readers across the world. Each title includes dozens of full-color and ink drawings by acclaimed illustrators to make the stories even more memorable. Detailed foil stamping and a full-color illustration on the cover make these books a treasured addition to your library.

Other beloved tales available include Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass, The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales, Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales, The Jungle Book, Peter Pan, The Secret Garden, The Wind in the Willows, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz."

With cien fables, 100 stories that teach wonderful lessons and can start many an interesting conversation, BB was not disappointed at all. Should have asked for otra copia for Babushka's library.
Here is where you can go for yours:

Angels On My Pillow

In Babushka's familia, it is customary to say- Que suenes con los angelitos. May you dream with the angels.  This sweet libro takes it a step further and shows how a child wonders about their angelitos. Cutisimo.

"Many people have wondered about their guardian angels, heavenly creatures made by God to protect and watch over us. Children’s author Karen Kelly believes in them and sees angels as “the bridge that connects human beings to pure and unconditional love.” Guardian angels are a big part of her recently released illustrated picture book, “Angels on Your Pillow.”

The story is based on a loving memory of Kelly’s mother tucking her into bed and saying to her “good night, sleep tight, angels on your pillow” as a way for her to fall asleep. She and her sister would unzip a down pillow to release the feathers and pretend that it was snowing angels.  Readers enter the tale of a little girl whose mother comforts her by telling her that there “areangels on her pillow” before going to sleep. The girl’s three guardian angels appear in her bedroom though she cannot see them. The moral of the story is to show audiences the knowledge of God’s unconditional love and to be receptive to it."

Sweet story que between smiles makes uno wonder, where do our angelitos dwell?https://www.angelsonyourpillow.com/
Feibu: https://www.facebook.com/angelsonyourpillow/


This historia is about the enchanting Pillowland, which is perfecto porque el libro left Babushka enchanted. BB won this book from A Nation of Moms and truly feel lucky to have it.  One naturally falls into a signsong tone, the words just naturally lend itself to it. Then again, written by "the queen of children's music" Laurie Beckner, that should come as no surprise. And the illustrations, oh the illustrations Beautifuls are actually 3D cut outs! A world of imagination, gentility, where the royalty of races runs con amor, not lost on this reader, nor lost on the little one she read to.  Dr J tambien estaba encantado.

"A creative picture book interpretation of Berkner’s “Pillowland” song that follows three small children on a fantastic bedtime adventure.... The simple yet magical text with the detailed and comforting illustrations make this a phenomenal bedtime book or even an enjoyable read-aloud choice for a more sedate storytime. The chorus of the song incorporates some excellent sound effects (“fly a magic pillow plane, zoom zoom!”), and Garoche’s mixed-media illustrations incorporate cut paper, cloth, and light in intricate and magical assemblies. The lighting is especially marvelous with a few spreads featuring a soft warm glow that seems to come from within the paper creations. VERDICT: A recommended purchase for most collections, especially those looking to expand their musical or bedtime story shelves." (School Library Journal, November 2017)

Laurie Berkner's Website  http://www.laurieberkner.com/

Quotes on Books-  Elizabeth Hardwick

The Littlest Acorn

The last two libros were mas bien relaxing sleepytime books, pero Babushka end a post on a relaxed nota?  JU SO FONII!!! Este librito is to impact and empower- gently por supuesto, yet it reminds BB of her own mission, to have everyone realize and love themselves AS THEY ARE.  No harm in wanting more or striving for greatness, pero al final, in the core, todos are Great and Beautiful. 

"The story tells of the littlest acorn who wants to grow big and strong, but is discouraged by the majesty and beauty of the colorful maples that surround her.  Her self-esteem withers, and she becomes depressed.  It takes a little bird building a nest in her branches to teach the young oak tree the true value of her shape, color, size and spirit.  Ultimately, The Littlest Acorn shows children the path to true contentment:  discovering their unique gifts, developing them, then sharing them with the world.  Thematically related illustrations on each page reinforce the message of the book.

The Littlest Acorn is more than a children’s book; it is a work that entertains, educates and inspires readers.  Based on author/psychologist Lisa Lentino’s philosophy, it demonstrates how to grow beyond early childhood programming and live the authentic life one is meant to live.  Her engaging book teaches early grade school children to appreciate their natural gifts, especially at critical stages of socialization. It can be used by parents, teachers, librarians and others to inspire children to search within themselves in order to determine their worth and value."

"to inspire children to search within themselves in order to dertermine their worth and value"

THAT lesson is good for ALL of us Beautifuls.

Ahora, off to find some more books to share the love.

Bohemian Babushka
Bohemian Babushka

Groovy Spanglish speaking Grandma of 6 who loves life and all its adventures. Motivational while still keeping it real, Babushka shows how all things looked at with gratitude are good, and how to say to la vida- JU SO FONII!!!

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