Saturday, August 6, 2011

Carla and Leo's World of Dance - Book Review & Giveaway!

Carla and Leo's World of Dance - $15.56 on Amazon

As I've mentioned several times before, reading is very important especially during the summer when children tend to forget what they learned the year before.  Reading to them when they're young really pays off!  We've been reading to Ashton from the time he was in my belly and now he reads one full grade level above his peers!  They also develop a life long love for reading.  If you have a child that loves to dance, Carla and Leo's World of Dance will take them on an exciting adventure around the world!
Carla and Leo's World of Dance is wonderful story about two young friends that love to dance.  They come upon a dance class in session and are enthralled by all of the elaborate, elegant dance moves they saw.  They were so impressed, they decided to join in on the fun!  Soon, with the help of their teacher, Miss Paulina, Carla and Leo take a worldwide tour filled with 10 beautiful and exotic dances including the Cha-Cha, Merengue, Waltz and more.  The bright and colorful pictures in this story jump off the page! Famous movie star, Jessica Alba pens the charming foreword. You will enjoy this just as much as your child!  
Author Agatha Relota and Jessica Alba
My Review
I love hard cover books, there's just something about them.  Maybe because they seem more durable than soft cover but they also have a collectible feel to them.  This book is full of beautiful, colorful illustrations that really catch your eye.  I was very impressed with the pictures in this book, they are unique and fit perfectly with the story being told.  I also love the fact that with each dance they introduce, they give a little information about the culture it came from.  It's easy enough for my 1st grader to read to me and interesting enough to keep our attention night after night.  I definitely recommend this story to every parent that loves to share a good story with their child.  

Where can you find Carla and Leo's World of Dance?
If you're interested in purchasing a copy of this incredible book, you can find a copy on Amazon for only $15.56!  This book retails for $19.99 so pick up your copy now!  For more information on the author and illustrator feel free to visit their website.
Agatha Relota holding her book
Giveaway Time!
One lucky Shopaholic is going to win a copy of Carla and Leo's World of Dance by Agatha Relota and illustrated by Thierry Perez (a $19.99 value)  Here's how:

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I will pick one winner on August 18th at 8pm EST using I will announce and email the winner the following day. That person will have 48 hours to respond to my email and if I don't hear back from them within 48 hours I will hold a redraw and choose another winner.  This giveaway is open to US residents 18+.  Good Luck!

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  1. If this is open to international entries, then count me in. My favourite dance is Rumba. :)

  2. And I'm already following Carla and Leo on Facebook.

  3. My favorite type of dance is country line dancing!

  4. i follow you via gfc as mary

  5. i follow via email

  6. Emily Nguyen( 26, 2011 at 9:54 PM

    My favorite kind of dance is hip hop!

  7. Hip hop

  8. I follow Carla and Leo on facebook

  9. I follow Carla and leo on twitter


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