Tuesday, October 18, 2016

School Library Journal talks Bunny Slopes

Rueda scores another win with this adorable offering that’s perfect for one-on-one and small group sharing.

Cute cartoon Bunny is ready to hit the bunny slopes. Skis on and red scarf knotted, Bunny needs help from his readers to complete his adventure. Large, conversational text greets readers and asks them to join in the fun. First, they are asked to “shake” the book to produce snow and then “tap tap tap” the book to pack it down, followed by “tilt,” “turn,” “jump,” and so forth. The action words are in red, matching Bunny’s jaunty red scarf on the opposite pages. Eventually, Bunny skis into a hole (an actual die-cut hole through three pages of the book) and falls. His mom then greets Bunny with a warm bowl of food and takes him to their den to rest. Only two colors, light blue and bright red, are used, with charcoal lines against a white backdrop. The premise is simple, skiing down a slope, but it is the interaction between the book and readers that makes for a special experience. If the title is read with a small audience, each action could be played out for interactive fun. VERDICT Rueda scores another win with this adorable offering that’s perfect for one-on-one and small group sharing.

From School Library Journal

Memories from my visit to the Tadó public library

Currently the Colombian Ministry of Culture aims to increase the index of books read per year by Colombians from 1.9 to 3.2. I had the privilege to be part of a program by the National Library of Colombia and the National Network of Public Libraries to bring the national writers to readers of remote communities that have been directly affected by many years of violence.This video shows some moments from my visit to the beautiful community from Tadó, Chocó.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Bunny Slopes is a Fall 2016 Junior Library Guild selection

Link to the Junior Library Guild site

Nice to see BUNNY SLOPES featured in this Brightly Picture Book selection

Here the link to www.readbrightly.com

Review for the Italian edition of Bunny Slopes

Every action in the story has a reaction from the reader: irresistible! 
After enchanting children with her book "NO" - winner of the 2011 Born to Read award, Claudia Rueda offers a new picture book with soft colors and white as the snow, where interactivity is always at the service of the story. Unexpected events and surprises are not lacking, giving the children a captivating reading as well as rewarding playful experience.

Bunny Slopes around the world

Italian edition by Lapis Edizioni.

Japanese edition by Froebel-kan.

Santa Cat is now Père Noël

The French edition by Circonflexe 

The paperback edition of Santa Cat is out today