Saturday, January 28, 2012

We Give Books - Regards to the Man in the Moon

We Give Books was started by Penguin Group and the Pearson Foundation to "support literacy through programs that engage entire communities through literacy and awareness programs". The We Give Books program is an initiative that allows anyone with Internet access to give books to children in need. When you sign up you can choose from one of five charities. Then you can select from one of 151 digital picture books (both fiction and non fiction) to read online.

This is all completely free for the reader! Simply choose the charity you want to read for and then select the books you want to read. For each book you read online, a book is donated to a leading literacy group on your behalf. So please sign up and support literacy.

Title: Regards to the Man in the Moon
Author and Illustrator: Ezra Jack Keats
Publisher: Aladdin (July 15, 1987)
Format: eBook
Genre: Childrens
Source: We Give Books
Ages: 4 - 7

“All a person needs is some imagination, and a little of that stuff can take you out of this world”

Louie is embarrassed because his friends call him the junkman, so when he tells his dad, both his parents get to work showing Louie and his friends that junk is only in the eye of the beholder.

Louie had no idea that you could build a space explorer with the things in his backyard, but his parent understood and that set Louie on a day of adventure.

“It’s not Voyager 3, it is Imagination 1”

Sometimes you just need the love of a parent and the faith of good friends to help you open your mind and imagine. Most importantly, if you become scared and run out of imagination, hitch your ship to a friend, and they will help you along.

Ezra Jack Keats

Ezra Jack Keats (1916-1983) was born to impoverished Polish immigrants of Jewish descent in East New York. Long before multicultural characters and themes were fashionable, he was the first American picture-book maker to give a black child a central place in children's literature. Keats illustrated over eighty-five books, and wrote and illustrated twenty-four children's classics. He established the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation in 1964.

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