Tuesday, May 12, 2009

National Children's Book Week #2: How I Learned Geography

How I Learned Geography, by Uri Shulevitz is one of those rare children's books that speaks to people of all ages, despite its genre. This deeply personal story is woven together from Shulevitz's memories of his family's experience during the Holocaust. A Caldecott Honor Book, it is a story of a family living in self-imposed exile during WWII and struggling to survive. A father's gift of a map transforms their experience, frees their imaginations and lifts their spirits. It is a testament to the power of the mind and to the intrepid nature of the spirit.


Beautifully illustrated by Shulevitz in watercolor and ink, this is a journey you won't soon forget.

Tell me about a children's book you love and you could win one of three gift sets from Yoga by the Dozen, including their terrific DVD. You can also use Mama's Facebook page to enter this giveaway, or, just send me a tweet! This is a giveaway you and your little one will love!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recommendation, and for the giveaway!

We like the Sandra Boynton board books. Pajama Time is our favorite. My son helps me sing it to the baby!

LisaMamma

Anonymous said...

What a fun gievaway!!!! I've been looking for a cool yoga dvd for my little girl!

We're big readers, too. Really enjoying the Eric Carle books right now. (my daughter is almost 2.)

Thanks so much for the great opportunity! Love your blog. I'll be back.

Jennifer Jane