>> Thursday, September 23, 2010
I recently discovered the author Mayra Calvani. She writes books for young children and middle-grade readers. I was lucky enough to receive one of Mayra Calvani's picture books to read my little bookworms.
I chose The Magic Violin for my kids because Sierra has expressed some interest in playing the violin and I thought it would be a good way to explore that further. Leo is also studying music in his pre-school class right now so I thought it would be great for him to read a story with a sting instrument in it.
This book reminded me of my experiences playing the violin when I was little and my relationship with my teacher. I really enjoyed reading it with my kids. I liked that the pictures and the words were very balanced so that there were enough pictures to interest my three year old and enough words to interest my 5 year old and I. For me, what I liked about it, is that it captured that sometimes things you want to do can be a lot of work and discouraging but a dose of self belief and practice can make them possible. And it did all that without being at all pedantic. In fact, there is a bit of magic and mystery mixed in for a very entertaining story that my kids really enjoyed. We also enjoyed the illustrations.
This book would make a great gift for a child in your life. You can purchase it at Amazon or you can enter for your chance to win it!
GIVEAWAY DETAILS: The winner will receive an autographed copy of The Magic Violin, by Mayra Calvani.
Giveaway Dates: September 23- October 5, 2010 Midnight CST
To Enter This Giveaway:
Do one or more of the following and post a comment below about each action you took. Each comment will count as a separate entry so your chances of winning increase but only the #1 entry is required.
1. Required: Visit Mayra's Secret Bookcase and tell the name of another book you might enjoy
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GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Winner selected through random.org- #18, susan.
I did receive a copy of this book for review. I did not receive monetary compensation and the opinions expressed are my own.