I love the author’s simple words; none are wasted. You can almost hear the crunchy toast, the crisp snow, and the blowing wind. And the gorgeous illustrations by Lauren Castillo really bring us into the little boy’s snowy world, where everything seems magical at his young age ~ even a “shivery-cold” winter’s day. To the boy, it’s an opportunity to travel to the “top of the world” ~ or at least a big hill where he can play and read with his dog.
Snuggle up with your little ones at bedtime and enjoy this simple but sparkling adventure where nothing is more pleasurable than a day in the snow with a good book and a dog. The Reader is perfect for holiday giving and reading.
Amy Hest's many acclaimed children's books include the New York Times bestseller Kiss Good Night. A three-time winner of the prestigious Christopher Award, she lives in New York City. She claims to have absolutely no hidden talents, unless you count an uncanny interest in coffee ice cream and certain dogs in the Wheaten Terrier or Airedale family. Amy likes to take long walks (in the city), ride a bike (in the city), and swim (also in the city). She likes movies and reading, of course! For more information, visit her website at http://amyhest.com/.
About the Illustrator
Lauren Castillo grew up in small town Maryland, but now spends her time in the bustling borough of Brooklyn, New York, writing and illustrating books for children. She likes exploring the city, daydreaming in parks, doodling in cafes, and spying cute dogs on the street. Visit her website at www.laurencastillo.com and her blog at laurencastillo.blogspot.com. Drop by and say “hello” any time!
One lucky winner will receive a copy of the beautiful hardcover children’s book, The Reader, by Amy Hest with illustrations by Lauren Castillo! To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to residents of the United States and Canada and will end at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, November 21, 2012.
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