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Giveaway: Le Théâtre des Animaux

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 22, 2010

We have three copies of Le Théâtre des Animaux to giveaway. Each one will be signed by the author, Dulce Rodrigues, and the illustrator.

Reading level: Ages 7-12

Paperback: 121 pages

Book overview: Three children’s plays designed to be performed on stage or to be used for reading in a classroom or for after-school programs. These are stories where animals can talk and share the same realistic and fantastic world with children, whom they resemble to and with whom they build a complicity, even an identification. It’s the pleasant world of Penguin, of Piloto and Lassie, Cat and Dog, uncle Ernesto…

With their unexpected characters, both children and adults may be entertained by these charming plays. “Penguin and the Fig Tree” was already performed in Romania and in Luxembourg. Animal masks for the characters and two easy recipes are also part of this book, which invites children of all ages to have fun.

About the author: Dulce Rodrigues was born in Lisbon, Portugal. After a professional career that took her to other cities and countries, she now spends her life either traveling or among books; writing for children is for her a rewarding challenge and an engaging act of creation. She has university courses in the field of science as well as languages and literature, and she was awarded scholarships by the Goethe-Institute and by NATO. A few of her children’s tales and stories were awarded literary prizes in France at European level contests. She speaks six living languages and writes regularly in at least three.

Following the publication some years ago in Belgium of her first book for children, Dulce Rodrigues created the children’s project www.barry4kids.net that opened the way to collaborations in different European countries, namely France, Belgium, Luxembourg and even Romania. Her books have been published in more than one European country, and performances of her children’s play “Penguin and the Fig Tree” have already taken place in Romania and Luxembourg; of “Father Christmas has the Flu” in Portugal; and of her recent play script “There is a party up in the Sky”, also in Luxembourg.

Author’s website: www.dulcerodrigues.info

How to enter:

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  • Maximum entries: Three (3)

Giveaway Rules:

  • Shipping Guidelines: This book giveaway is open to participants with a United States or International address.
  • Giveaway begins September 22, 2010, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends October 20, 2010, at 11:59 P.M. PST, when all entries must be received. No purchase necessary. See official rules for details.

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

  • I would like to be entered into this giveaway. I think that it could easily be incorporated into some of our after school programs.

    Thank you,


    September 22, 2010
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    September 22, 2010
  • I follow you on Twitter and tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/25252986810

    Thank you,


    September 22, 2010
    • Thank you Christine for tweeting about the book. Good luck! Dulce

      September 23, 2010
  • Please enter me! 🙂

    September 22, 2010
  • Merci for this great giveaway! To Dulce,we are a homeschool family & would love to chat with you about your experiences & maybe get some advice since you are so successful and have so many accomplishments! :)We’d really love to win this book! 🙂

    September 26, 2010
  • This book would be different from the books my daughter normally reads, wonder if this book is in two languages? if not, what language is it in?
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

    September 26, 2010
    • This is a book in French.Until now, only one of my books is bilingual French/Portuguese. It’s a different book indeed. Good luck.

      October 5, 2010
  • follow & tweet
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

    September 26, 2010
  • I would like to win this book for my daughter. Thank you.

    September 29, 2010
  • Something different… very interesting!

    September 29, 2010
    • Indeed. I love writing plays. My own experience has shown me that children with no deep interest in books and who struggle with reading gain confidence and get involved in reading as they practice and master simple theatre play texts/scripts.

      October 5, 2010
  • I have never heard of this book or author, but it sure looks like one my kids would enjoy. Thanks for the chance.

    October 1, 2010
    • Well, I live and Europe and my books had so far been published only in France, Belgium and Portugal. Barry’s Adventure is the first I’m publishing outside of Europe. But others are coming soon…

      October 5, 2010
  • This looks like a book that my nieces would enjoy.

    October 4, 2010
  • Hi.I have just posted about the giveaway on my blog.Here is the direct link to it-

    Thanks again for the great giveaway!

    October 10, 2010
  • HAve 4 grandchildren in this age group

    October 15, 2010



    October 16, 2010
  • My daughter would love this.

    October 17, 2010
  • For my niece Hannah!

    October 19, 2010
  • This book is different and I would love it for my daughter suelee1998 @ gmail.com

    October 20, 2010
  • Oh, my! What a wonderful thing–a book that encourages playacting! I am already planning costumes for these! Thanks for the chance to win!

    October 20, 2010
  • Great book for children -please enter me

    October 20, 2010
  • sounds like a great read

    October 20, 2010
  • My daughter would love this book

    October 20, 2010
  • I think my tween would enjoy this. The title alone would intrigue her.

    October 20, 2010
  • Three more lucky winners, thanks to author Dulce Rodrigues!

    Connie Black said: I have never heard of this book or author, but it sure looks like one my kids would enjoy. Thanks for the chance.

    Judith said: My daughter would love this.

    Ed Nemmers says: For my niece Hannah!

    Your books will be on their way soon.

    This giveaway is now closed.

    October 29, 2010

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