Sunday, January 15, 2017

Book Review and Activity of Cuando papa esta lejos / When Dad's Away

                             Cuando papa esta lejos / When Dad's Away

                                                               by Gabriela Arellano


 (ESPAÑOL) Cuando Papá está lejos es una historia valiosa con un profundo mensaje para los niños que no entienden las largas ausencias de sus padres de casa.
La historia comienza cuando Kena despierta una mañana para encontrar que es tiempo de ir al aeropuerto a recoger a su padre. Durante el viaje, Kena le pregunta a su madre por qué su padre no viene a casa cada día, como los papás de sus amigos. Su madre explica que la razón es porque el trabajo del padre es en una refinería de aceite a las afueras en el mar, pero esa explicación no alivia a Kena.
Diseño por Estella Mejia
Al final de la historia Kena se da cuenta de la razón de las ausencias de su padre. La familia celebra con alegría el día del padre con su familia.

                                         Actividad para

                      Cuando papa está lejos 

Diseñada por: Maritza Martínez Mejía @2017

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 (ENGLISH) When Dad's Away is a powerful story with a deep message for children who struggle understanding the long absences of parents from home.
The story begins when little Kena wakes up one morning to find that it's time to go to the airport to pick up his father. During the ride, Kena asks his mother why his father doesn't come home every day, like his friends' dads. His mother explains the reason that his father job is at an oil rig out in the sea, but this explanations doesn’t relief Kena’s concern.

At the end of the story little Kena realizes the reason of his father’s absences. The family celebrates with joy Father’s Day with their family.

                                    Activity designed by Maritza M. Mejía @2017 
                                             For When Dad's Away

I’m reviewing this book as part of the Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 (1/27/17) is its fourth year and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. Our mission is to raise awareness on the ongoing need to include kid’s books that celebrate diversity in home and school bookshelves while also working diligently to get more of these types of books into the hands of young readers, parents and educators. 
Despite census data that shows 37% of the US population consists of people of color, only 10% of children’s books published have diversity content. Using the Multicultural Children’s Book Day holiday, the MCBD Team are on a mission to change all of that.
Current Sponsors:  MCBD 2017 is honored to have some amazing Sponsors on board. Platinum Sponsors include Scholastic, Barefoot Books and Broccoli. Other Medallion Level Sponsors include heavy-hitters like Author Carole P. Roman, Audrey PressCandlewick Press Fathers IncorporatedKidLitTV, Capstone Young Readers, ChildsPlayUsa, Author Gayle Swift, Wisdom Tales Press, Lee& Low Books, The Pack-n-Go Girls, Live Oak Media, Author Charlotte Riggle, Chronicle Books and Pomelo Books
 We’d like to also give a shout-out to MCBD’s impressive CoHost Team who not only hosts the book review link-up on celebration day, but who also work tirelessly to spread the word of this event. View our CoHosts HERE.

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