PPBF/ The Three Golden Oranges
Hi Friends! I’m so glad to reviewing another perfect picture book for Friday for you. You’ll have to go to Susanna’s site to get your chocolate though as I am on a diet. Yes, even a virtual one. 🙂 So, if you don’t want to sneak below and see why I loved this, go ahead and read the stats. They inspire the rest.
Title: Three Golden Oranges
Author: Alma Flor Ada
Illustrator: Reg Cartwright
Publishing info: Atheneum Books for Young Readers,,1999, Fairy Tale
Summary: from inside copyright page :“Acting on the advice of the old woman on the cliff by the sea, three brothers who wish to find brides go in search of three golden oranges.”
Themes: Fairy tales, Spain, Folklore
Why I loved this book:: As more and more people write about the need for diversity in literature I see this book, a fairy tale from Spain maybe filling some of the gap. We also need to save endangered culture’s fairy tales. And retelling of old legends and fairy tales is one good way to go. My husband works day and night to save endangered languages on his computer. Can I do no less in saving literature?
Just as this book was an entertaining story about brothers trying to work together and only the youngest having a clue on what was needed and how this might be translated into a nice bedtime story for preschoolers or the other younger set, I saw it’s further implications. It is diversity in literature. Speaking to the Spanish population of old.
What do you think? Do you think you would read it for it’s hidden agenda or for the bedtime story reason? Tell me of other books with diversity that might not be so obvious?
Again: Thanks for reading. IF you would like to read more stories from Susanna Leonard HIll’s site go here: To Perfect Picture Books Friday, where you will find a treasure drove of good stories for students , parents and teachers and librarians. All categorized in alphabet order and in order of theme. Go there and see for yourself why you should and will want to tell others about it. Perfect Picture Book Friday. It’s awesome!
And my books?
Annie’s Special Day and Edmund Pickle Chin, a Donkey Rescue Story. See below for the jackets. LOGO gift of Margot Finke.
You can go here to buy a copy : http://www.etreasurespublishing.com/edmund-pickle-chin-by-clara-bowman-jahn-and-susan-april-elwood/
And if you find the info here in this blog post of value to you go to the sidebar and follow me. You can either do it by email or in your reader. no cost to you, free! I can’t wait to see you every Tuesday as I post something of my memoir and picture book publishing journey or on Friday as I continue this series of adding to Perfect Picture Books Friday.
XOXO See You Tuesday!