Friday, September 6, 2019

Win Your Choice of 2 Prestel Junior Picture Books!

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The Holidays are right around the corner and my kids love to read! Prestel Publishing is releasing four upcoming board and picture books for children ages 1-9 that will be perfect your holiday gift giving!


Taxi Ride with Victor by Sara Trofa and illustrated by Elsa Klever (Prestel Junior; 9/24/2019; ISBN: 978-3791374062; Hardcover $14.95; Ages 4-8; 40 pages)

This sci-fi inspired taxi trip will have kids roaring with laughter.

Victor is everyone's favorite extraterrestrial taxi driver, but he has a big problem. His memory is terrible! He can never remember his way around the galaxy. When he drops off his passengers at the wrong locations, there are some unexpected and hilarious high jinks. Elsa Klever's wonderful drawings incorporate every day experiences--like going to the dentist, the library, or the post office--into otherworldly scenes with friendly aliens, talking clouds, grumpy ghosts, and an enormous octopus. The book offers gentle lessons about friendship and opportunity, and children will want to join Victor again and again on his funny, mixed-up, and carefree rides.



A Dragon on the Roof by Cecile Alix and illustrated by Fred Sochard (Prestel Junior; 9/24/2019; ISBN: 978-3791373911; Hardcover $14.95; Ages 4-8; 32 pages)

A brave young girl, a whimsical house, and a ticklish dragon help young readers see the world through Gaudí's eyes.

Set in Casa Batlló, one of Antoni Gaudí's most renowned buildings, this joyful story introduces young readers to the architect's work, inciting their curiosity and imagination along the way. While her nanny is sleeping, young Paloma hears a noise. She climbs the stairs of her house until she reaches the roof, where a dragon is perched. Unafraid, Paloma reaches out to pet the dragon--but he is ticklish, and as he laughs, he spews a myriad of sea animals that he had unwittingly swallowed. The house is transformed into a dreamy aquarium and the dragon settles into a deep sleep on the roof. Cécile Alix's playful story and Fred Sochard's boldly graphic illustrations are the perfect accompaniment to Gaudí's exuberant vision. As readers make their way through Paloma's home, they are introduced to its fabulous elements--columns shaped like elephant legs; marine-inspired tiles, glass, and ironwork; and of course the spectacularly undulating, iridescent roof, which resembles a sleeping dragon. The end of the book includes a brief history of Gaudí's career and provides helpful background to Paloma's story. Kids will want to linger over the pictures and imagine what their own house would be like if a dragon were living on their roof.


What’s Cooking at 10 Garden Street by Felicita Sala (Prestel Junior; 9/24/2019; ISBN: 978-3791373973; Hardcover $14.95; Ages 6-9; 48 pages)

This delightfully illustrated children's cookbook offers a global menu of dishes to share with friends, family, and neighbors.

Something delicious is cooking in the old apartment building on Garden Street! Pilar is mixing gazpacho, Monsieur Ping is stir-frying broccoli, Señora Flores is preparing a pot of beans, and Josef and Rafik are rolling meatballs. Other neighbors are making mini-quiches, baba ganoush, dhal, and peanut butter cookies. When they're all finished cooking everyone gathers in the garden to enjoy a delicious meal and each other's company. Each inviting spread in this storybook offers a recipe from a different culinary tradition. Dishes that kids love, like guacamole, spaghetti, and banana bread are interspersed with others that include less familiar ingredients, such as mirin, tahini, and turmeric. The recipes explain how each dish is made and come with fun and detailed illustrations. Combining simple, fresh flavors with recipes from around the world, this book will nourish and inspire budding cooks while whetting the appetites of their more experienced helpers.



Yum Yummy Yuck by Cree Lane and Amanda Jane Jones (Prestel Junior; 9/17/2019; ISBN: 978-3791374055; Board Book $9.95; Ages 1-3; 30 pages)

In their hip and often humorous Instagram accounts, Amanda and Cree Jones invite the world into their life with two young kids. Now, the Joneses are sharing another experience--the struggle to keep their kids from putting everything they see into their mouths. Using simple, bright illustrations, irresistible colors, gentle repetition, and a lighthearted tone, this stylish board book teaches babies and toddlers what they should and shouldn't put in their mouths. Delectable treats like an ice cream cone, a pear, and a donut are interspersed with not-so-yummy things kids find irresistible--like coins, boogers, and sand. Facing pages display the correct use of these items-- boogers go in tissues, coins in a piggy bank, and sand in a bucket. Designed to appeal to modern parents, this durable and attractive book will have kids and their parents going back to it and sharing in the fun of all the delicious and disgusting things kids like.

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Giveaway

One lucky reader will win their choice of 2 of the books above! The giveaway is open to US/CA readers ages 18+ and ends on 9/20/19. Void where prohibited by law. Good luck!

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28 comments:

  1. I would like to win Dragon on the Roof and Whats cooking at 10 garden street

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  2. I would love Dragon on the Roof and Yum Yummy Yuck!

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  3. I like Taxi Ride with Victor & What's Cooking at 10 Garden Street.

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  4. I would choose Taxi Ride with Victor by Sara Trofa and What’s Cooking at 10 Garden Street by Felicita Sala .

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  5. "Please let us know which 2 books that you would like to win." "Taxi Ride With Victor" and "What’s Cooking At 10 Garden Street?"!

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  6. I would like to win the Taxi Ride with Victor and A Dragon on the Roof books.

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  7. I would like to have these two books: A Dragon on the Roof and What’s Cooking at 10 Garden Street. These are charming books.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  8. I’m always on the lookout for book recommendations for my kids. These books sounds like an interesting premise. I’ll have to add it to my list!

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  9. I would love to win a copy of Dragon on the roof and Whats cooking at garden street. These books looks like a lot of fun for the imagination1

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  10. I would like to win Yum Yummy Yuck and A Dragon on the Roof.

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  11. Yum, Yucky Yuck and A dragon on the roof

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  12. a dragon on the roof and whats cooking at garden street!

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  13. I would like to win Taxis Ride with Victor and A Dragon on the Roof.

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  14. I’d love The Art Coloring book and Yum Yummy Yuck.

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  15. I would pick What’s Cooking at 10 Garden Street and Yum Yummy Yuck.

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  16. I would like to have these two books: A Dragon on the Roof and What’s Cooking at 10 Garden Street.

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  17. I'd like A Dragon on the Roof and Yummy Yummy Yuck

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  18. My grandson would love A Dragon On The Roof and Taxi Ride With Victor

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  19. I love the Dragon On the Roof and the Yummy Yummy YUck

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  20. I would pick Dragon on the Roof and Taxi Ride with Victor.

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  21. I'd like to win A Dragon on the Roof and What’s Cooking at 10 Garden Street. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  22. I would love to win a Taxi Ride with Victor and A Dragon on the Roof. My son loves space and dragons so I think he would love them!

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  23. I would like to win A Dragon on the Roof and What's Cooking at 10 Garden Street. I think those are 2 books that my niece would enjoy!

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  24. I would love to win, Taxi Ride With Victor & A Dragon On The Roof!!

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  25. I would love to win A Tiger In my garden & Funny Birds

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  26. I like A Dragon on the Roof and Yum Yummy Yuck.

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  27. I would like A Dragon on the Roof and What's Cooking at 10 Garden Street.

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  28. I would love to win A Dragon on the Roof and What’s Cooking at 10 Garden Street. Thanks!

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