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Showing posts with label Karl Beckstrand. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Karl Beckstrand. Show all posts


Why Juan Can't Sleep (2012)

Written by Karl Beckstrand

Illustrated by Luis F. Sanz

Hey, this is a really intriguing book, I read it twice through just to make sure I got everything. There's a lot going on with the design and the typography, filled with the mundane and the fantastic. A disheveled David Letterman makes an appearance, in the way our dreamscape tries to make sense of the day's events.

Lots of really fun vocabulary... A dreary dream of drooling druids... And the rhyme scheme knows no bounds:

A plane, a train, thunder and rain, police in the lane... Urp! Last night's lo mein.

He counts in his brain, the strain, the pain! (He's bursting a vein)

He's going insane.

On it goes until both Juan and the creature beneath his bed manage to find some shut-eye.

I was sent this book and asked to participate in Multicultural Children's Book Day. What, you may ask, is Multicultural Children's Book Day?

Our Mission

The MCCBD team’s mission to spread the word and raise awareness about the importance of diversity in children’s literature. Our young readers need to see themselves within the pages of a book and experience other cultures, languages, traditions and religions within the pages of a book. We encourage readers, parents, teachers, caregivers and librarians to follow along the fun book reviews, author visits, event details, a multicultural children’s book linky and via our hashtag (#ReadYourWorld) on Twitter and other social media.

The co-creators of this unique event are Mia Wenjen from Pragmatic Mom and Valarie Budayr from Jump Into a Book/Audrey Press. You can find a bio for Mia and Valarie here.



Multicultural Children’s Book Day has 12 amazing Co-Host and you can us the links below or view them here.

All Done Monkey, Crafty Moms Share,Educators Spin on it,Growing Book by Book,Imagination Soup,I’m Not the Nanny,InCultural Parent, Kid World Citizen,Mama Smiles,Multicultural Kid Blogs,Spanish Playground

Classroom Reading Challenge
Help spread the word on our Classroom Reading Challenge. This very special offering from MCCBD offers teachers and classrooms the chance to (very easily) earn a free hardcover multicultural children's book for their classroom library. These books are not only donated by the Junior Library Guild, but they are pre-screened and approved by them as well.

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