One lucky reader will have a chance to own a hardcopy picture book of Piñata! Everyone has childhood memories of birthday parties and piñatas. Now imagine having the opportunity to take a peak into the world where piñatas are made…
In this vividly illustrated picture book, the authors Ken Locsmandi and Sebastian A. Jones allow the reader to do just that. You get to meet a piñata pig named Pancho and his piñata friends as they discover their birthday party fates. The story weaves in and out of poetic words and rhymes, “A dash of hope and a sprinkle of light…,” while taking you along this whimsical adventure.
My personal favorite was at the end of the book. The book provides an entertaining step-by-step guide on how to make a Pancho the Pig Piñata at home. I think this is an excellent resource for children to do a hands-on project that provides a learning literacy activity inspired by an actual character in the book.
The story layout is jam packed with images and words which makes you explore the pages much like a comic book. The reading level is designed for the elementary age group, but the artwork, by Tomo, can be enjoyed by all ages. My 4 year old daughter could not stop turning the pages. But she made sure to take her time on each page. The colors in the illustrations are truly eye candy and would add the perfect touch to any child’s library collection.
10% from every copy of Piñata sold will go to Kids Need To Read, a national non-profit organization that promotes childhood literacy by providing inspiring books and literacy programs to underfunded schools, libraries, and special education classes. To learn more about Piñata, visit Stranger Kids.
Here’s how to enter the Family Sponge Piñata Book giveaway:
The Family Sponge Piñata Book Giveaway begins right now. Winner will receive one Piñata children’s picture book.
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- This giveaway ends December 30, 2011 at 11:59PM PST. Good luck!
- You must be 18 or over and live in the US or Canada to enter.
- One commenter will be selected as the winner through Random.org
- All entries count as one entry and must be in a separate comment.
- Winners will be announced on January 02, 2012 by email.
- The winner has 48 hours to claim their prize.
We’re giving away one Piñata children’s book to one lucky family!
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