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What is popular in Spanish in Amazon today?

Popular in Spanish in Amazon today

 

May 24th, 2014.- What is popular in Spanish in Amazon today regarding YA and Children’s eBooks? This is a little report that I hope I can bring to you periodically, so you will have more information to decide how your own book could do in Spanish. A word of warning, though: I will only talk about some eBooks and I will certainly not cover everything that is out there.

Divergente

In the first place of the list in Amazon Mexico we find “Divergente” the Spanish translation of “Divergent“, written by Veronica Roth. “Divergente” is the first part of a trilogy, now completely available in Spanish. The trilogy is certainly selling well in Amazon Mexico and what is more interesting is that the eBooks in Spanish seem to be a good marketing vehicle to promote the eBooks in English, since the “The Divergent Series Complete Collection“, available only in English, is also a hit in Amazon Mexico. My guess is that Latin American fans who have read the Spanish version also buy the English Collection to re read the stories and find out if they missed something. Veronica is also at position number 12 in the Mexican list with her book “Four: The Transfer: A Divergent Story,” available only in English.

El hallazgo

In place number 4 today I found “El hallazgo,” a science fiction book written by a Carter Damon. Oddly enough, I did not find any books in English from Carter Damon. Could he be a Latin American writer using a pen name? I don’t know. This eBook seems to be an adventure dealing with an intergalactic war.

Maze Runner 1 – Correr o morir

One of my favorite stories ever, Maze Runner, by James Dashner, is always doing well in Spanish. Today he appears in position number 13 in Mexico, but he is constantly in the top 100 with one book or another. As is the case with Divergent, most of the Maze Runner titles are available in Spanish, nurturing a new market of Spanish speaking fans in all Latin America.

Mi nombre es Stilton, Geronimo Stilton: Geronimo Stilton 1

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In number one in the 9 to 12 years old children category, we find the Spanish version of good ol’ Geronimo Stilton. Geronimo has carved himself a nice little niche in the Spanish market, specially since he does not appear in the same place in Amazon US, where the first place is occupied by… Rush Limbaugh??

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God, I think I will stick with the Latin American Market.

No me lo vas a creer

Finally, one of my favorite books, “No me lo vas a creer” by talented Alicia Molina, is popular in Spanish in Amazon today. I have only read Alicia in Spanish and I could not find her books available in English, but to me, she constitutes an excellent example of what is being produced today in Spanish for Children’s books. “No me lo vas a creer“, which could roughly be translated to “You will never believe this” tells the story of Juan, a kid who is always late to school, but who always has an incredible story to justify his tardiness.

Do any of these eBooks sound like something you have today in English? Do you see yourself or your books in the Latin American market?

Think about it.

Best,

Joe

My mission is to help English writing authors reach the Latino Market by translating their eBooks to Spanish. Contact me at http://www.publicatuebook.ca or at joe@publicatuebook.ca

I can’t seem to sell my Children’s eBook character!

You have created a lovable Children’s eBook character who is both tender and funny, perhaps inspired on someone you knew once, or made up totally from your imagination.  Yet, no one seems to get it: the publishers don’t want to publish the book or even if it is self published in Amazon as an eBook, the readers are not buying it. You thought maybe your creation needed more time, but some months have passed now and still, there is no action!

Is there something terribly wrong with your characters? Not necessarily. Maybe they just need a little tweaking, or maybe they are just fine!

We’ve all heard the stories about Dr. Seuss and J.K. Rowling: how they got rejected time and time again and how they were ready to quit when they finally got their break. Just the other day, I was thinking about another amazing pair of creators who had to endure some tough times before their invention got approved. Do you remember Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster? They created a man dressed in blue called Superman.

Granted, Superman is not a Children’s eBook character, but he is the most famous superhero. And many many years ago, superhero adventures were meant to be read by children.

What most of us don’t remember is that the first version of Supes was created in 1933, five years before he was finally published by DC! The funny thing about that first Superman is that it was totally different from the man we know today. He was a bald villain trying to conquer the world and it was published as a short story in a small magazine the two kids had, simply called Science Fiction. The piece was written by Siegel under a pseudonym and illustrated by Shuster. Take a look at it below:

The Reign of the Superman

But it was clear even to the two young fellows that a villain would have a limited lifespan. What they needed was a good guy. After some time, they created The Superman, a dude with good intentions and some amazing powers.

The Superman

It is reported that this guy, now in a comic book format,  had no uniform and that he was just walking around in a T-Shirt and some pants. The Superman almost got published by a real comic book publisher… but he didn’t. Joe Shuster was so frustrated that in a fit, he destroyed all the art of his creation and only the cover depicted above was saved by Siegel.

Close, but still no cigar.

Sometime would pass before the pair finally came up with all the features that distinguished Superman from all the other characters that had come before him: the powers, the alien origin, the suit, the S on the chest, the secret identity, the girlfriend and a very long etc.

And was he an immediate, incredible success? Well, no…

Already in his final and most known form, Superman started doing the usual publisher rounds that the Children’s eBook characters probably do today. Some people said he was “too incredible.” Some other said he was “not incredible enough.” He was called an “immature creation” by yet some others and he ended up in somebody’s drawer in a company related to a publisher called “Detective Comics”.

By now, several years had passed and the two creators had been forced to take up on several odd jobs. These were difficult times, but Siegel and Shuster never stopped believing Superman was “The Most Astounding Fiction Character of All Time”.

Then, in 1938, when DC wanted to publish a new book called “Action Comics” and they had no material, someone said something like “Well, we do have Superman,” and they thought that Superman was better than nothing. This is Superman we are talking about, here. And someone thought that it was better than nothing. 

Good ol’ Supes appeared in Action Comics No. 1. As they kept pushing new numbers out, Action Comics became a success, but nobody at DC seemed to know why. Legend has it that, to find out, some executive went to the nearest place selling the comic book and asked a kid buying Action Comics why was he getting it. The kid turned around and said “Because it is the one that has Superman in it, mister.”

From then on, nobody doubted the Big Blue Boy Scout. He has been going stronger everyday since day one.

So, what does that have to do with your Children’s eBook character? I see some teachings here:

  1. Don’t quit if your story or your character don’t become instant successes. Sometimes, all they need is an extra month, an extra year, or an extra five years.
  2. Sometimes, you do need to do some little adjustments. But, not necessarily what others are saying, but what your heart tells you to do.
  3. Never, never lose faith in your own creations. Always believe that they are the most fascinating children’s characters since Winnie the Pooh and Thomas the Tank Engine.

Have you had a similar experience? Are your characters struggling to find success? Have you made some small or major changes? We would love to hear about you and your Super story! Do share!

Best,

Joe

My mission is to help English writing authors reach the Latino Market by translating their eBooks to Spanish. Contact me at http://www.publicatuebook.ca or at joe@publicatuebook.ca

eBook review: “The Girl Who Couldn’t Draw”, written by Rosemary Rivera and Illustrated by Mario J. Menjivar

the girl who couldnt draw

 

A Tale of Optimism

Sometimes in life, if you are lucky enough, you will meet someone who will bring light into your life; a person who has an unbeatable smile and an easy laugh, even in the worst circumstances. If you are even luckier, you will be able to keep that star around you for some time, to shine some light into your path.

Myra, the girl who couldn’t draw, is just like that: a portable sunshine hiding behind the biggest and most beautiful smile; a tiny treasure with pony-tails.

Myra’s teacher has decided to run a contest for the best drawing on what to do on a sunny day, and she is sure she will win. You see, one of the most wonderful treats about Myra is that she will never concede that she is the girl who can’t draw. And to tell you the truth, I don’t really care if Myra wins the competition or not; she has already won my heart with her happy smiles, her funny ideas and her crazy fantasies. And you know what? I don’t think she cares much about winning that school contest either…

This book is really a delight to read from the first to the last page; the text by Rosemary is funny and cheerful and the illustrations done by Mario are wonderfully polished and hilarious.

I declare myself a Myra Fan and I demand a second book about her.

Pick up your copy now: It will surely improve your mood and make your kids laugh with Myra´s adventures.

Here are some useful links for you:

My mission is to help English writing authors reach the Latino Market by translating their eBooks to Spanish. Contact me at http://www.publicatuebook.ca or at joe@publicatuebook.ca

eBook review: “The Girl Who Couldn’t Draw”,
escrito por Rosemary Rivera e ilustrado por Mario J. Menjivar

 

the girl who couldnt draw

 

Un cuento de optimismo

A veces en la vida, si tienes suerte, te encontrarás con alguien que traerá luz a tu vida; alguien con una sonrisa invencible y una risa fácil, incluso en las peores circunstancias. Si tienes aún más suerte, podrás mantener esa estrella a tu alrededor por algún tiempo, para que le dé un poco de luz a tu camino.

Myra, la chica que no podía dibujar, es como eso: un sol portátil escondido detrás de la sonrisa más grande y bella; un pequeño tesoro con colitas de caballo.

El maestro de Myra ha decidido realizar un concurso para premiar el mejor dibujo que muestre qué hacer en un día soleado, y ella está segura de que va a ganar. Porque sabrás, que una de las cosas más maravillosas acerca de Myra es que ella nunca va a admitir que ella es la chica que no puede dibujar. Y la verdad, a mi no me importa si Myra gana el concurso o no; porque ya ha ganado mi corazón con sus sonrisas de felicidad, sus ideas raras y sus fantasías locas. ¿Y sabes qué? No creo que ella se preocupe mucho por ganar ese concurso escolar tampoco…

Este libro es realmente una delicia para leer desde la primera hasta la última página; el texto de Rosemary es divertido y alegre y las ilustraciones realizadas por Mario están maravillosamente pulidas y divertidas.

Yo me declaro un fan de Myra y exijo un segundo libro sobre ella.

Compra tu copia ahora: Seguramente va a mejorar tu estado de ánimo y hacer que tus hijos se rían con las aventuras de Myra.

Aquí hay algunas ligas interesantes para ti:

Mi misión es ayudar a los autores que escriben en inglés llegar al mercado latino traduciendo sus libros electrónicos al español. Ponte en contacto conmigo en http://www.publicatuebook.ca  o en joe@publicatuebook.ca 

 

Book review: Little Miss History travels to MOUNT RUSHMORE by Barbara Ann Mojica

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What a great book this is!

Barbara Ann Mojica has created a lovely character called Little Miss History, a girl obsessed with traveling and history.

Throughout her travels and adventures, Little Miss History shows us places that we thought we knew, making us look at them with a new sense of wonder and teaching us little known facts about them.

The book where Little Miss History goes to Mount Rushmore is very well researched and all the information is presented in a simple and entertaining way that kids will easily understand and love.  We learn fun facts about the site, since its planning and creation, all the way to 2012 and the current issues that the famous landmark faces.

The illustrations done by Victor Ramon Mojica are impeccable and give the book and its main character a unique and very polished appearance.  The drawing on page 27, showing us a Native American on a horse looking back at Mount Rushmore, is one picture particularly melancholic that speaks volumes of the artist’s skill.

This is the kind of book that you will read time and time to your children, until they can tell it by memory.

This is the first book of a collection that I hope will be long, since I am planning to read them all.

Definitely recommended, even if you don’t have kids!

Buy it in Amazon.

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Book review: Little Miss History travels to MOUNT RUSHMORE por Barbara Ann Mojica

littlemisshistory

¡Que gran libro es este!

Barbara Ann Mojica ha creado un personaje encantador llamado Little Miss History, una chica obsesionada con los viajes y la historia.

A lo largo de sus viajes y aventuras, Little Miss History nos muestra lugares que creíamos conocer, haciendo que los veamos con nuevos ojos y enseñándonos hechos poco conocidos sobre ellos.

El libro en el que Little Miss History va al Monte Rushmore está muy bien investigado y toda la información se presenta de una manera sencilla y divertida que los niños entenderán fácilmente y disfrutarán mucho. Aprendemos datos curiosos sobre el sitio, desde su planificación y creación, hasta 2012, con los temas actuales que este sitio enfrenta.

Las ilustraciones de Víctor Ramón Mojica son impecables y dan al libro y a su personaje principal un aspecto único y muy pulido. El dibujo de la página 27, que nos muestra a un nativo americano en un caballo mirando hacia atrás al Monte Rushmore, es un cuadro particularmente melancólico que dice mucho de la habilidad del artista.

Este es el tipo de libro que vas a leer una y otra vez a tus hijos, hasta que lo puedan recitar de memoria.

Este es el primer libro de una colección que espero que sea larga, ya que tengo la intención de leerlos todos.

¡Sin duda lo recomiendo, incluso si no tienes hijos!

Compra el libro en Amazon.

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Free Kindle eBook It stinks to be pink! by Kathryn L. Novak

It stinks to be pink

It Stinks to be Pink! is free until midnight this Thursday March 20th, 2014.

This is an eBook that teaches children very important life skills, such as how to achieve your goals and how to increase your self esteem.  It is filled with Kathryn Novak´s illustrations and it will certainly make your child laugh, while thinking about important issues.

You can read our complete review here.

Go to Amazon to get your free copy now.

Enjoy!

Our mission is to help English writing authors reach new markets in other languages. If you have an eBook in English we can help you reach the Latino community, translating your work to Spanish. Contact us at http://www.publicatuebook.ca or at joe@publicatuebook.ca

eBook review Talon, Come Fly With Me by Gigi Sedlmayer

talon

There was once a small, small girl and a big, big bird.

Her name was Matica and his name was Tamo and “Talon” is the book that tells us all about their unlikely friendship and adventures.

It was through these adventures that Matica (and I, too) learned that no one is too small in the eyes of God and that He has a grand plan for each one of us.

Read “Talon” to your very young ones to teach them that they are in God’s thoughts and intentions; that life can and will get better; that our own problems and shortcomings can become our greatest allies and advantages; that nature is not lost yet, that it is our right and our home and that this planet belongs to all of us… and to none of us.

Read them “Talon” to help them learn to fly.

Godspeed, Matica.

“Talon, come fly with me” is the first of five books written by Australian author Gigi Sedlmayer and it tells about the adventures of tiny Matica and her pet condors Tamo, Tima and Talon.

Here are some links about Gigi Sedlmayer and Talon:

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eBook review “Talon, come fly with me” por Gigi Sedlmayer

talon

Hubo una vez una pequeña, pequeña niña y un gran, gran pájaro.

El nombre de ella era Matica y el nombre de él  era Tamo y “Talon” es el libro que nos cuenta todo acerca de su improbable amistad y de sus aventuras.

Fue a través de estas aventuras que Matica se dio cuenta (y yo también) de que nadie es demasiado pequeño a los ojos de Dios y que Él tiene un gran plan para cada uno de nosotros.

Lee “Talon” a tus más pequeños para enseñarles que están en los pensamientos y las intenciones de Dios; que la vida puede y va a mejorar; que nuestros propios problemas y deficiencias pueden ser nuestros mejores aliados y ventajas; que aún no hemos perdido a la naturaleza, que la naturaleza es nuestro derecho y nuestra casa y que este planeta nos pertenece a todos nosotros… y a ninguno de nosotros.

Léeles “Talon” para ayudarles a aprender a volar.

Buena suerte, Matica.

“Talon, Come Fly With Me” es el primero de los cinco libros escritos por la autora australiana Gigi Sedlmayer y habla de las aventuras de la pequeña Matica y de sus mascotas cóndores Tamo, Tima y Talon.

Estos son algunos enlaces sobre Gigi Sedlmayer y Talon:

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Book review: ‘The Flower Child – La Niña Flor’ by Deborah Eve Alastra

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The Flower Child, now available in hardback,  is about a young flower child that loses her best friend.

Did you ever lose a friend when you were a child? If you did, or if one of your children did, you can understand this can be a terrible and stressful event.

Children lose friends due to relocation, divorce, illness or even death. Some might blame themselves for the loss and they need emotional support to help them understand and deal with the loss. This is a wound that can last for many years.

In ‘The Flower Child – La Niña Flor,’ Dashi has lost her best friend, Rousseau the Rose. Rousseau is never coming back and Dashi will have to live with that fact.

The story helps young children learn to handle this type of loss and demonstrates, as hard as it seems, that life goes on and new friends are made. The book has a very happy ending; a young child in this situation will benefit from the optimistic perspective.

Deborah has also illustrated the book with beautiful whimsical watercolors. She has a very personal style. ‘The Flower Child – La Niña Flor,’ is bilingual, English – Spanish, so it will be an excellent resource for a little one growing up in a bilingual and/or bicultural household.

‘The Flower Child – La Niña Flor,’ written and illustrated by Deborah Eve Alastra, will be exhibited at the International Bologne Children’s Book Fair this March, in Bologne, Italy.

Read, ‘The Flower Child – La Niña Flor,’ if you and your family like a story with a happy ending that shares an important message. And seriously, who doesn’t like a story with a happy ending??

This story will soon be available also as an interactive eBook app.

Please visit the following links to learn more about ‘The Flower Child – La Niña Flor’

Our mission is to help English writing authors reach new markets in other languages. If you have an eBook in English we can help you reach the Latino community, translating your work to Spanish. Contact us at http://www.publicatuebook.ca or at joe@publicatuebook.ca

Book review: ‘The Flower Child – La Niña Flor’ por Deborah Eve Alastra

flowerchild

The Flower Child es un libro de pasta dura que nos narra la historia de una niña flor que pierde a su mejor amigo.

¿Alguna vez perdiste un amigo en tu infancia? Si te sucedió a ti o a alguno de tus pequeños, podrás entender que esto puede ser un evento terrible y estresante.

Los niños pierden amigos debido a la reubicación, el divorcio, la enfermedad o incluso la muerte. Algunos pueden culparse a sí mismos por la pérdida e incluso pueden llegar a necesitar apoyo emocional para ayudarles a entender y lidiar con la pérdida. Esta es una herida que puede durar por muchos años.

En ‘The Flower Child – La Niña Flor’, Dashi ha perdido a su mejor amigo, Rousseau la Rosa. Rousseau nunca va a volver y Dashi tendrá que aprender a vivir con ese hecho.

La historia ayuda a los niños pequeños a aprender a manejar este tipo de pérdidas y demuestra, aunque parezca muy duro, que la vida sigue y que se pueden hacer nuevos amigos. El libro tiene un final muy feliz; un niño en esta situación se beneficiará de la perspectiva optimista.

Deborah también ha ilustrado el libro con sus bellas acuarelas. Tiene un estilo muy personal. ‘The Flower Child – La Niña Flor,’ es bilingüe, en inglés y español, por lo que será un recurso excelente para un pequeño que está creciendo en un hogar bilingüe o bicultural.

‘The Flower Child – La Niña Flor,’ escrito e ilustrado por Deborah Eve Alastra, se exhibirá en la Feria Internacional del Libro Infantil de Bolonia en marzo, en Bolonia, Italia.

Lee, ‘The Flower Child – La Niña Flor,’ si a ti y a tu familia les gusta leer una historia con un final feliz y que comparte un mensaje importante. Y en serio, ¿a quién no le gusta una historia con un final feliz?

Este relato pronto estará disponible también como una aplicación interactiva para libros electrónicos.

Visita los siguientes sitios para conocer más acerca de ‘The Flower Child – La Niña Flor’

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Free Kindle eBook, Children’s Bug Book

My good friend Kathryn L Novak has been kind enough to donate some electronic copies of her book “EZ as 1-2-3, Come learn about bugs A-Z” for the Publica tu ebook readers.

If you would like to have your own electronic copy, just share our review of her eBook on your Facebook wall and email me an image of your sharing to joe@publicatuebook.ca. We will then email you a FREE copy of the book.  (Please specify whether you would prefer the book as a PDF or .mobi/kindle ready file).

But hurry, we have limited quantities! Share before they are all gone!

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Our mission is to help English writing authors reach new markets in other languages. If you have an eBook in English we can help you reach the Latino community, translating your work to Spanish. Contact us at http://www.publicatuebook.ca or at joe@publicatuebook.ca

Sorpresa de Sábado: ¡eBook gratis!

 Mi gran amiga Kathryn L Novak ha tenido la gentileza de donar algunas copias electrónicas de su libro “EZ as 1-2-3, Come learn about bugs A-Z”” para los lectores de Publica tu eBook.

Si te gustaría tener este libro electrónico, simplemente comparte nuestro review del libro en tu muro de Facebook y mándame una imagen del share por correo electrónico a joe@publicatuebook.ca. Nosotros te enviaremos una copia gratuita del libro. (Por favor, especifica si prefieres el libro como un archivo PDF o como un archivo .mobi / kindle) .

Pero date prisa, ¡tenemos cantidades limitadas! ¡Comparte antes de que todos se vayan!

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Joe

La misión de Publica tu ebook es ayudarte a que tu libro electrónico alcance mayores mercados a través de nuestros servicios de traducción, asesoría, mercadotecnia, edición, diseño gráfico y otros. Búscanos en www.publicatuebook.ca o en joe@publicatuebook.ca 

eBook review: EZ as 1-2-3, Come learn about bugs A-Z, by Kathryn L Novak

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Kathryn Novak just doesn´t know how to rest.  Last time we talked with her, she was busy promoting her first book, “It stinks to be pink!” an excellent book to boost your child’s self-confidence.

That was just last November.

Since then, she has published two new books!

It was kind of hard to choose what to talk about this time. I finally settled for “EZ as 1-2-3, Come learn about bugs A-Z” because I loved her alphabet book; I loved the rhymes and I loved my kid laughing at the drawings and the text. Parents cherish the moment when their young kid “reads” the book back to them for the first time; you don´t know if they are really reading or if they are reciting the book by memory, or both. And let´s face it: it is a magical moment for the little guys too.

The special thing about this book is that it is all about… bugs! And who doesn’t love bugs? (Okay, my mom doesn’t love bugs, but apart from mom… who doesn’t like bugs?) Children are always thinking about little insects; they are intrigued by ants, butterflies, and worms; the whole package. So this book is an excellent start before further proceeding into the deeper study of insects, known as entomology.

Kathryn illustrates her own books and it was interesting witnessing her evolution as a plastic artist since “It stinks to be pink!” This book has a nice consistent theme and tone through all pages and colors are nicely balanced through all letters. I, as babies, love primary colors!

So if there is a small bug expert at home dying to learn the alphabet, by all means, go for “EZ as 1-2-3, Come learn about bugs A-Z”

You can learn more about Kathryn at the following places:

Our mission is to help English writing authors reach new markets in other languages. If you have an eBook in English we can help you reach the Latino community, translating your work to Spanish. Contact us at http://www.publicatuebook.ca or at joe@publicatuebook.ca

eBook review: “EZ as 1-2-3, Come learn about bugs A-Z”, por Kathryn L Novak

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Kathryn Novak no sabe cómo descansar. La última vez que hablamos con ella, estaba ocupada promocionando su primer libro titulado “It stinks to be pink!” un excelente recurso para aumentar la autoestima de tu hijo.

Y eso fue apenas en noviembre.

Desde entonces, ¡ha publicado dos nuevos libros!

Así que fue un poco difícil elegir de qué hablar esta vez. Finalmente me decidí por “EZ as 1-2-3, Come learn about bugs A-Z” porque me encantó su libro del alfabeto; me encantaron las rimas y me fascinó ver a mi hijo riéndose con los dibujos y el texto. Los padres atesoramos el momento en que nuestro chiquito nos “lee” el libro a nosotros por primera vez; no sabemos si realmente están leyendo o si están recitando el libro de memoria, o ambos. Y la verdad es que es un momento mágico para los pequeños también.

Lo especial de este libro es que es todo sobre… bichos ! ¿Y quién no ama a los insectos? (Bueno, a mi mamá no le encantan los insectos, pero aparte de mamá… ¿a quién no le gustan los bichos?) Los niños siempre están pensando en pequeños insectos; están intrigados por las hormigas, mariposas y gusanos; todo el paquete. Así que este libro es un excelente punto de partida antes de seguir adelante en el estudio más profundo de los insectos, la entomología.

Kathryn ilustra sus propios libros y fue interesante poder ver su evolución como artista plástico desde “It stinks to be pink!” Este libro tiene un tono y un tema recurrente y agradable  a través de todas las páginas y los colores están muy bien equilibrados en todas las letras. ¡A mí, como a bebés, me encantan los colores primarios!

Así que si hay un pequeño experto en bichitos en casa con ganas de aprender el alfabeto, compra “EZ as 1-2-3, Come learn about bugs A-Z”.

Puedes leer más de de Kathryn en los siguientes lugares:

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eBook review: Busy Dizzy by Dr. Orly Katz

busy dizzy Orly Katz

It is almost universally accepted that a good attitude and a healthy self esteem make a big difference between succeeding or failing in life.

Teachings such as the Kabbalah, the NLP or The Secret, also known as the Law of Attraction, explain different techniques to do the same thing: believe in yourself and keep an upbeat attitude, even in the worst of times.

Surprisingly enough, we do not spend time educating ourselves in these procedures even when we know they can make a big difference in our lives; we are not trained to monitor our thoughts and our feelings to keep them in check and improve our future; we are plagued by different kind of fears: are we capable enough? Do we belong? Are others better than us?

People can say “Oh, you know, just be an optimist,” but this just doesn´t come by wishing it. It is actually hard work to have and to keep a strong self image and a good attitude.

If these issues are difficult for a grownup, imagine how hard they can be to a kid. The subjects mentioned above, such as the Kabbalah or the NLP, are deadly boring to them. How can you explain these concepts and educate them to believe on their selves?

We have talked before about the works of Dr. Orly Katz. This time, she has created some funny characters called the Busy Dizzies. These Dizzies live inside you, and if you don’t control them, they can fill you with negative feelings or thoughts, such as self-doubt, fear of success or fear to talk in front of people.

They sit on your shoulder,
and talk in your ear.
They whisper so softly,
they know you can hear.
They like to cause trouble
and keep themselves busy,
by whispering things
that can make you quite dizzy!

Through the words of the school teacher in the story, Miss Young, Dr. Katz teaches children a great song to control their Busy Dizzies and be more self assured.

The end of the book has several activities that you can do with your child to help identify and get rid of their Busy Dizzies.

This is an excellent book to read with all types of young children, but especially with the ones that you feel are overwhelmed by doubts or have low self esteem.

I enjoyed the entire book, written in rhymes, and the wonderful art by Bijan: the Dizzies look funny, making the book even more attractive.

So, child or adult, if you feel you have a Dizzy, start to sing!

I know what I want
and I know what to say,
so GOODBYE Busy Dizzy
now JUST GO AWAY! 

You can grab your copy of Buzy Dizzy at Amazon now.

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Busy Dizzy por la Dra. Orly Katz

busy dizzy Orly Katz

Es casi universalmente aceptado que una buena actitud y una autoestima saludable hacen una gran diferencia entre el éxito y el fracaso en la vida.

Enseñanzas como la Cábala, la PNL o El Secreto, también conocido como la Ley de la Atracción, explican diferentes técnicas para hacer la misma cosa: creer en uno mismo y mantener una actitud positiva, incluso en los peores tiempos.

Por sorprendente que parezca, no invertimos tiempo educándonos en estos procedimientos, incluso cuando sabemos que pueden hacer una gran diferencia en nuestras vidas; no estamos entrenados para vigilar nuestros pensamientos y nuestros sentimientos para mantenerlos a raya y mejorar nuestro futuro; estamos plagados de diferentes tipos de temores: ¿somos capaces? ¿Estamos donde debemos estar? ¿Hay otras personas mejores que nosotros?

La gente puede decir “Bueno, ya sabes, simplemente debes de ser optimista”, pero no llega nada más así, deseándolo. En realidad, se debe trabajar bastante para tener y mantener una autoestima sana y una buena actitud.

Si estos temas son difíciles para un adulto, imagina lo difícil que puede ser para un niño. Los temas mencionados anteriormente, tales como la cábala o la PNL, son mortalmente aburridos para ellos. ¿Cómo se pueden explicar estos conceptos y educar a los niños para creer en sí mismos?

Hemos hablado antes acerca de los trabajos de la Dra. Orly Katz. Esta vez, ella ha creado algunos personajes divertidos llamados los Busy Dizzies. Estos Dizzies viven dentro de ti, y si no los controlas, te pueden llenar de sentimientos o pensamientos negativos, como la duda, el miedo al éxito o el miedo a hablar delante de la gente.

Se sientan en tu hombro,
y hablan en tu oído.
Susurran en voz muy baja…
ellos saben que los puedes oír.
Les gusta causar problemas
y mantenerse ocupados,
susurrando cosas
¡que te pueden marearte bastante!

A través de las palabras de la maestra de escuela que aparece en la historia, la señorita Young, la Dra. Katz enseña a los niños una canción excelente para controlar sus Busy Dizzies y ser más seguros de sí mismos.

El final del libro tiene varias actividades que puedes hacer con tu hijo para ayudarle a identificar y deshacerse de sus Buzy Dizzies.

Este es un estupendo libro para leer con todo tipo de niños de corta edad, pero sobre todo con los que tú sientas abrumados por la duda o que tienen baja autoestima.

Disfruté de todo el libro, escrito en versos en inglés, y el arte maravilloso de Bijan: los Dizzies tienen un aspecto muy divertido, haciendo que el libro sea aún más atractivo.

Así que, niño o adulto, si sientes que tienes un Dizzy, ¡empieza a cantar!

I know what I want
and I know what to say,
so GOODBYE Busy Dizzy
now JUST GO AWAY!

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