Multi Lingual Blog review of Maybe A Bear Ate It!

This is from a blog by Mônica Carnesi, originally from Brazil, her blog is called “Blogging about Art and Books.”  it’s worth a look as is her website.
This is her website :
It’s nice to be talked about in three languages for a change. The US is far behind in reaching out to the rest of the world with other languages besides English. Unless you grew up multi-lingual, that is, like in San Diego, CA, where I used to live, or  San Antonio, TX. If demographics are correct, the residents of these cities will be ahead of most Americans when the USA starts officially speaking a lot more Spanish in the near future. Change is a good thing in this case. Shake things up…

Spotlight on Books and Illustrators

I’m going to start posting weekly recommendations of picture books that have made an impression on me. The fun part about working as a selector of children’s materials is that I get to see some really wonderful stuff! But I’ll also be mentioning some older books that I’ve added to my collection and that I really love. I’ve always loved picture books and children’s literature in general, even prior to becoming a librarian.
Here’s the pick of this week: “Maybe a bear ate it” by
Robie H. Harris, and illustrated by Michael Emberley.

This is a lovely story with very simple text and loose and expressive illustrations — a perfect combination of words and images. A little cat (in full-body stripped pajamas!) gets ready for bed by gathering his favorite stuffed animals and book. And then, in a moment of distraction, he realizes his book is missing! He proceeds to imagine all sorts of tragic scenarios regarding what might have happened to his book (all of the accounts include one of his stuffed toys, very clever…) After searching for a while he finds his beloved book and can finally go to sleep. Adorable! This book is funny and tender, perfect for storytelling or bedtime reading. Check it out! And coming up next week, suggestions of some neat wordless books.

Vou recomendar semanalmente livros infantis que eu gostei de ler. Uma das coisas divertidas de selecionar materiais infantis é a chance de ver muitos trabalhos maravilhosos. Mas também pretendo mencionar livros antigos que eu amo, e que acrescentei a minha biblioteca pessoal. Sempre gostei de livros e de literatura infantil, mesmo antes de me tornar bibliotecária.
Aqui está o livro escolhido desta semana: “Maybe a bear ate it” de Robie H. Harris, e ilustrado porMichael Emberley.

É uma estória adorável, com um texto simples e ilustrações bem soltas e expressivas — uma combinação perfeita de palavras e imagens. Um gatinho (vestido de um pijama listrado de corpo inteiro!) prepara-se para dormir pegando seus animais de brinquedo e livro favoritos. Quando, num momento de distração, ele percebe que o livro desapareceu. Ele então imagina cenários trágicos do que poderia ter acontecido com seu livro (todos incluem um dos seus animais de brinquedo, muito bem feito…) Depois de procurar por algum tempo ele encontra o seu querido livro e pode finalmente ir dormir. Uma graça! Este livro é divertido e terno, perfeito para ler em grupo ou na hora de dormir. Procure-o! E na próxima semana. sugestões de alguns livros sem palavras bem interessantes.