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Bookjoy, Wordjoy

By Pat Mora
Illustrated by Raúl Colón

Hardcover: forthcoming

Whether we are collecting words, reading favorite books in the library, celebrating holidays, writing poems, sharing secrets, or singing a jazzy duet, words and books can take us on wonderful adventures and bring us joy. Poet Pat Mora has brought together a collection of her poems that celebrates engaging with words and books in all these ways and more. Vivid illustrations by Raúl Colón bring the poems to life and interpret the magic of the language with captivating images in a style influenced by Mexican muralists. Together the poems and illustrations are sure to inspire creative wordplay in readers of all ages.

We can read, you and I,
see letters become words,
and words become books . . .
You and I read, round and round,
bookjoy around the world.

About the Creators

Thumb_thumb Pat Mora - Author

is the author of numerous award-winning children’s books. She is also the founder of the family literacy initiative El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). Mora and her husband live in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Visit her online at www.patmora.com.

Photo: Cheron Bayna

Thumb_raul_colon_2017-1 Raúl Colón

is a popular children’s book illustrator whose work has also appeared in many national publications. He has illustrated more than thirty award-winning picture books, including those by Dr. Jill Biden and Frank McCourt. Colón is known for his unique mixed-media illustration technique, which creates artwork rich in texture and deep colors. He lived in Puerto Rico as a young boy and now resides in New City, New York, with his family.

Photo: Gordon Trice

About This Title

ISBN

Hardcover: 9781620142868

Guided Reading:

Q

Lexile:

NP

Interest Level:

Grades 1 - 6

Reading Level:

Grades 2 - 5

Themes

Childhood Experiences and Memories, Cultural Diversity, Diversity, Education, Imagination, Multiethnic interest, Poetry

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