Friday, February 22, 2019

Do It Again! Otra Vez! by Ann Morris #ReadYourWorld (Review)

Today I am thrilled to be showcasing and reviewing Do it Again! Otra Vez! as part of Multicultural Children's Book Day, an event whose mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ books that celebrate diversity in home and school bookshelves. This is the third year I participate. Because of unexpected family responsibilities, I was unable to post in January but I am happy to be featuring this book today.

Book Details:

Do it Again! Otra Vez! by Ann Morris
Illustrated by: Vanessa Alexandre
Published: Sept 4, 2018
Published by Mascot Books
Hardcover picture book: 38 pages
For children ages 4-6
Content rating: G

Book Description:

Three-year-old Amy is off on an adventure-a sleepover at her aunt and uncle's house! Jump into this bilingual book and join Amy on her most exciting day, all while learning another language! When you finish reading, you will no doubt want to do it again!

My Review:
Reviewed by Laura Fabiani

It's refreshing to find dual language books for children these days since there are many immigrants in North America. I wish I had had such books when I was growing up so that my mother who did not speak English could still read books with an Italian version in it to me as I was growing up.

Do it Again! is a simple story about 3-year-old Amy who spends the day and has a sleepover with her cousin, aunt and uncle. She has a loving relationship with her relatives and they indulge her in play and affection. Amy is happy and repeats "Do it again!" as they play, read stories and show her affection.

This children's book shows the warm and close relationship that children in the Latino culture have with their relatives. Amy is comfortable being in the company of her aunt and uncle overnight without her parents, even though she is but 3 years old. Parents can use this story to demonstrate to their children that their circle of trusted adults can extent beyond mother and father.

Disclosure: A big thank you to the author for sending me a hard copy for review. All opinions are my own.

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About the Author:

Ann (Ana) Morris writes in English and Spanish about children and their experiences with positive adult role models. Every child needs to feel included when reading her books. Do It Again!/Otra vez! is her first to include both English and Spanish in the same book. The books are suitable not only for children but the adults who read with them too.

Ann (Ana) Morris is an Iowa, USA, native. Her goal is to promote education that demonstrates acceptance and peace among all people. Morris has been honored by the Purple Dragonfly Award, Mom's Choice Award, CLIPPA, and Reader's Favorites. She also won the award for Best Translation from English to Spanish by International Latino Awards. This award was for a children's book by Janet Balletta, which Ms. Morris translated. International Latino Awards has granted her the honorary title of Latina de Corazn.

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This book was provided to me in collaboration with Multicultural Children's Book Day!

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2019 (1/25/19) is in its 6th year and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. Our mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ books that celebrate diversity in homes and school bookshelves while also working diligently to get more of these types of books into the hands of young readers, parents and educators. 
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