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Playing with Osito | Jugando con Baby Bear | Bilingual Book Giveaway

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The Children’s Book Review | February 25, 2018

Osito wants to play, but his fur is growing slowly and he’s got the shivers …


Enter for a chance to win an autographed copy of Playing with Osito | Jugando con Baby Bear.

Five (5) winners receives:

  • A signed copy of Playing with Osito | Jugando con Baby Bear

Age Range: 4-8

Hardcover: 40 pages

Giveaway begins February 25, 2018, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends March 25, 2018, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

Playing with Osito - Jugando Con Baby BearPlaying with Osito | Jugando con Baby Bear

Written by Lisa Maria Burgess

Illustrated by Susan L Roth

Publisher’s Synopsis: Osito wants to play, but his fur is growing slowly and he’s got the shivers. His new friend thinks covering this baby bear with honey and a coat of wildflowers is a good idea. Osito does get warm, but then the bees arrive, and he has to make a run for it!

This charming story by Lisa MarIa Burgess is set in the mountains that traverse the US and Mexico, and takes inspiration from her childhood in the Sierra Madre of Chihuahua. In making the vibrant collages, Susan L. Roth created Osito and much of the landscape with tree bark paper, which has been made in Mexico since precolonial times. This story is bilingual for young readers, in English and Spanish.

Baby Bear quiere jugar, pero su pelo está creciendo muy lentamente: y eso lo hace temblar de frío. Su nueva amiga cree que cubrir a este osito con una capa de miel y flores silvestres es una buena idea. Con seguridad se sentirá calientito. Pero entonces las abejas llegan, y Baby Bear ¡tiene que salir corriendo para escapar!.

Esta historia, escrita por Lisa María Burgess, sucede en las montañas de la Sierra Madre que cruza los Estados Unidos y México, y se inspira en su infancia en la Sierra de Chihuahua.

En la creación de sus hermosas ilustraciones, Susan L. Roth ha hecho a Baby Bear y gran parte del paisaje con el papel amate de corteza de árbol, que se ha hecho en México desde la época pre-colonial. Esta historia para niños y jóvenes, es bilingüe, en inglés y español.

Ages 4-8 | Publisher: Barranca Press | March 8, 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-1939604286

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About the Author

Lisa María Burgess grew up in the Sierra Madre of north-western Mexico. She originally wrote this story with her father, Don Burgess, when she was a little girl. Over the years, they both retold the story over and over again. Lisa María Burgess is the author of Juma and Little Sungura, Juma on Safari, Juma Cooks Chapati, and Juma’s Dhow Race about a little boy in Tanzania. See www.lisamariaburgess.com

About the Illustrator

Collage Artist: Susan L. Roth, a New York Times best-selling author, has written/illustrated more than 50 books for children. Her awards include: the Robert F. Sibert Medal for Nonfiction; NYT Best Illustrated Book; Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; Children’s Africana Book Award, Africana Access; Arab American Book Award; Green Earth Book Award; and the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award. See www.susanlroth.com.


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Giveaway Rules
  • Enter between 12:00 AM Mountain Time on February 25, 2018 and 11:59 PM on March 25, 2018.
  • Open to residents of Canada and the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older.
  • Winners will be selected at random on or about March 27, 2018.
  • Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
  • The Children’s Book Review is not responsible for prize fulfillment.
Prizes courtesy of Barranca Press

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