Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Huff & Puff featured in Daily Candy Round-up

Here is the link to the Daily Candy list:
A Summer Reading List

Taller de Anaconda en Bosa

Los niños de Bosa, al borde sur occidental de Bogotá, fabricando una anaconda gigante después de que leímos el libro.
Una valiosa iniciativa de la Fundación AR, que construye y dota bibliotecas infantiles en los conjuntos residenciales populares de su constructora.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

From childrensbooksguide

Fractured fairy tales are interesting. There’s a familiar underlying story that you already know you’re bound to like, and then a twist on it, which you may like or you may not. Either way, it’s a read that grabs your attention. Huff & Puff, written by Claudia Rueda, is a new take on Three Little Pigs. It’s an interactive book that will keep kids engaged right up to the surprise ending.
In Huff & Puff we meet the first pig, building its house out of straw. Then, through a small cut-out circle that goes through to the next page, the reader is encouraged to act out the part of the Big Bad Wolf and blow the house down. Second pig is the same deal, house made out of sticks and the reader huffing and puffing to blow the house down. Of course, neither house can withstand the might of such gusts and they both collapse. The third one, however, is made of bricks. Genius. And alas, we cannot blow it down. What happens next? In the original story, the third pig is happy, safe and sound in its sturdy home. In Huff & Puff there’s an alternate ending that is much happier for everyone, and really, who doesn’t like happy endings?
Claudia Rueda really simplifies the story. Each page has just about a sentence on it, just enough to guide the reader along and hold their attention. The illustrations are superb. I took one look at the cover and fell in love with how Rueda did the artwork for this book. I really cannot put words to how lovely they are; my descriptions will not do them justice. The pigs are round and jolly, with adorable snouts and small black piggy eyes. On one page the pig is shown building its house on a plain white background, and the next page on the spread is filled with straw, sticks, or bricks depending on what you’re trying to blow down. I found the illustrations to be one of the strongest aspects of this children’s book.
Definitely give this book a shot. The illustrations are delightful, and little listeners or young readers will take great pleasure in engaging in the story, and a familiar story at that. This is the kind of book that works perfectly for a read aloud, whether to a group or not. A good picture book can is one of the best ways to have a fabulously fun time with a child, and Huff & Puff provides great, engaged entertainment for both kids and adults alike.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

En 14 Preguntas

Oceano Travesía ha hecho este video sobre mi trabajo, a partir de catorce preguntas.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Una storia con tanti no

Una storia con tanti no
Video realizado por los chicos de BookBlog en la Feria de Turin.

Nati Per Leggere

Hoy fue la entrega del premio en la Feria del Libro de Turín. Muy emocionante y especial.

Salone Del Libro Torino

Los niños italianos tambien dicen "No".
Taller de máscaras en la Feria del Libro de Turín.


 Con los inquietos y geniales niños de Lara Reyes en la Escuela Francesc Aldea i Perez.

 Las Talpetes dibujando los osos de "No".

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Maurice Sendak 1928 - 2012

But the wild things cried, "Oh please don't go - we'll eat you up - we love you so!"

Monday, May 7, 2012

Praise for Huff & Puff

From Books4yourkids
"As a long time story reader at the bookstore where I work, I can tell you that there are not enough GOOD books on the shelves that offer what Huff & Puff does. Much like the gap in quality reading material that seems to exist at the third grade reading level, there seems to be a gap between the simplistic and instructive board books and traditional picture books.  Simple, short story books aimed at toddlers that have a well written story and engaging illustrations are out there (Eric Carle's Head to Toe and Peggy Rathmann's Goodnight Gorilla are my go-to books when I have toddlers at story time) but there is certainly room for more, especially if they are as superb as Huff& Puff

From Children's Literature Network
Folktales have always changed to reflect the moral standards of their times as well as help shape them. They are not meant to be static and fixed. It's in their bones...And if they weren't constantly reissued, I would have missed out on some fabulous new books. My new favorite is Huff & Puff by Claudia Rueda. This interactive retelling of the Three Little Pigs is so cool. It has holes in it and children can play the part of the wolf by blowing through the holes.

From Shelf-Awareness
Youngest fans of the Three Little Pigs will feel both smart and indispensable in this interactive paper-over-board twist on the classic.
Children will want to follow the pigs on the endpapers right back to the beginning. Sure to be a family favorite.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Nati Per Leggere Award for NO

The Italian edition of my book NO has been the recipient of this year's Nati Per Leggere (Born to Read) Award!!! This award aims to support the best editorial production for preschoolers in Italy and to recognize the creativity and commitment to the Born to Read project.

The national programme “Nati per Leggere” is meant to inspire an early interest in books and reading. The project is supported by the Italian Library Association (AIB), the association of pediatricians (ACP) and the child health centre (Centro per la Salute del Bambino, CSB).

Here's the link to their site http://www.natiperleggere.it/index.php?id=174