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It’s almost time for Multicultural Children’s Book Day!
As I mentioned in this previous post, MCCBD is a great opportunity for families and readers to celebrate diversity in children’s literature with this national event. Between now and January 27th, over 60 bloggers will be reviewing top multicultural children’s books in an effort to shine the spotlight on new titles and raise awareness.
I am one of those lucky 60+ bloggers 🙂
I was even luckier to be matched up with a wonderful author named Renee Prewitt. Renee is not only an excellent author, she is a huge advocate of children’s reading.
Quote from the author, Renee Prewitt:
Taj is a creative little boy who loves trains. One thing he loves more than trains is buying more trains! Taj’s favorite rail car is $4 and he only has $2. Using creative thinking, he brainstorms on ideas to earn more money for his beloved trains.
Lucky for him, his neighbor Mr. Ryan needs help cleaning his garage. Mr Ryan gives young Taj instructions to find his favorite flashlight in the many boxes that litter the garage.
Once Taj locates the flashlight, he is thrilled, but also realizes the flashlight is the key to a grand adventure complete with flying horses, talking elephants and a mysterious boy named Jackson. Taj soon is propelled into a magical land where he learns a very valuable lesson about putting the needs of other before his own desires, and treating people (and talking animals!) the same as he would like to be treated.
Title: Taj Cleans the Garage | Author: Renee Prewitt | Illustrator: Michaela Nienaber | Publication Date: August 2013 | Publisher: The Prewitt Group LLC | Pages: 28 | Recommended Ages: 3+ |
Pay these MCCBD Bloggers a visit to see what book they reviewed for this event.