Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New Children's Books From Raven Tree Press

The Park Our Town Built / 
El parque que nuestro pueblo construyó
By Diane Gonzales Bertrand. Illustrated by Tanja Bauerle

    •    Pub. Date: June 2011
    •    Format: Hardcover , 32pp
    •    ISBN-13: 9781936299126
    •    ISBN: 1936299127

The mayor wants a community park and safe playground for the children. She enlists a group of kids to join her in asking one of the citizens to donate some of his land to build a park. When he agrees, he joins all the families and friends who set out to build swings, benches, gardens, and a fountain. There is excitement and sense of purpose to build the park for all to enjoy. The whole town comes together to create a beautiful park and celebrate with a grand picnic and beautiful fireworks when the job is done. English story with key words in Spanish.

The Adventures of Marco Flamingo in the Jungle / 
Los aventuras de Marco Flamenco en la jungla
By Sheila Jarkins

    •    Pub. Date: June 2011
    •    Format: Hardcover , 32pp
    •    ISBN-13: 9781936299201
    •    ISBN: 1936299208

It is Marco's birthday and he receives an invitation from his friend, E. E. Elephant, to visit him in the jungle. Marco has quite a harrowing boat trip across the ocean, but arrives in the jungle safely. His friend, Elephant, takes him to the watering hole to cool off after his trip. Then Marco has a great time laughing with hyena, finding buried treasure with ostrich and even roaring with lion. At the end of the story there is a big surprise. Another birthday wish comes true for Marco. Bilingual English and Spanish text.

Mr. Biggs in the City / 

El Sr. Grande en la ciudad
By Kevin Bloomfield

    •    Pub. Date: June 2011
    •    Format: Hardcover , 32pp
    •    Age Range: 3 to 8
    •    ISBN-13: 9781936299249
    •    ISBN: 1936299240

Mr. Biggs is a very curious Sasquatch who has huge feet and an even bigger heart. One day, when he climbs to the tippy top of the tallest tree in all of the forest, he spots a city. He has never seen a city before but it looks like so much fun, so he sets off to discover all of the curious adventures the city has to offer. Come along with Mr. Biggs on his journey as he tries to shred on a skateboard, jam in a rock band, twirl in a ballet tutu and much, much more. Will the giant Mr. Biggs find out he fits in the city...or is he just too big? One thing is for sure...he’ll have tons of fun along the way!

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