Bounding for Books Blog Tour has started and today I'll be spotlighting Zooprise Party / Fiesta Zoorpresa, written by Rebekha Delgado, illustrated by Joy Delgado and translated by Julio Delgado. I recently had the chance to review this children's book. Read my review on Suite101.
To see who's hosting who today, cick here. Be sure to check it out, as all hosts will be giving away a prize at the end of the two-week tour. To be eligible, all you need to do is leave a comment on their blogs.
Zooprise Party/Fiesta Zoorpresa started out as bilingual books for Joy and Julio’s grand daughters and Rebekha’s nieces who live in Puerto Rico. Books are the gift of choice. Bilingual books are hard to find and when you do find them, they are usually about a particular culture. So, Joy asked her daughter Rebekha, who was an accomplished writer for help. Rebekha agreed to write stories for the girls. Joy taught herself how to draw on the computer and illustrated the book and Julio then translated the story to Spanish.
As the ‘project’ developed, it became clear that this wasn’t just a book. This was a book that would help teach a second language as well as inform people about animals that aren’t very common. From that realization, Joy developed the Activity Book and the Teacher’s Guide to take the book beyond reading.
You can see how these books and website work together go to:
You can also follow Joy’s two blogs:
Zooprise Party / Fiesta Zoorpresa where you’ll find Zebee the laughing zebra and the rest of the gang at the ‘V Zoo’and Books Go Beyond Reading where you will learn how to take any book beyond reading.
So what’s the book about? Here’s what the publisher has to say:
How would YOU like living next door to a group of nosy gerenuks?You would, IF it was your birthday.
In Zooprise Party / Fiesta Zoorpresa it’s Mori the okapi’s birthday.When Sally the zookeeper wishes Mori a Happy Birthday, Lito, the nosiestof all the gerenuks, is listening at the fence between the two exhibits.
Follow along as he gets his other neighbor, Elvis the king vulture to help him plan and pull off a surprise party for Mori.Will Mori be surprised? How will all the animals in the zoo get to the party?
Find out in: Zooprise Party / Fiesta Zoorpresa by Rebekha Delgado
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Watch a video interview with Joy Delgado here.
Before you say goodbye, watch the trailer!