Monday, 1 October 2012

October Book Of The Month; Lin Yi's Lantern

As regular readers know, I am an ambassador for Barefoot Books . Barefoot have lots of amazing books for children and I will be highlighting one as book of the month, that I think you and your little ones would love. For October I have picked a beautiful book that is new to Barefoot this autumn; Lin Yi's Lantern, written by Brenda Williams and illustrated by Benjamin Lacombe. The book is aimed at children aged 5-9 years but, as with a lot of Barefoot books, I think it can be introduced to a younger audience so they can admire the great art work and have a simplified version of the story until it can be enjoyed fully.

Lin Yi is a little boy with a big heart and a talent for bargaining. Tonight is the moon festival and he wants nothing more than a red rabbit lantern; but first he must buy the things his mother needs at the market. This heartwarming story shows the rewards of putting others first, and includes educational notes at the end about the chinese moon festival, life in rural China, and the legend of the moon fairy.

Help your little one learn some of life's little lessons whilst enjoying some brilliantly vivid pictures. At the back of the book you can learn how to make your own chinese lantern, which can also be downloaded from the Barefoot website along with a tasty recipe for ' Moon Fairy Moon cakes ' that Lin  Yi buys at the market.

Take a further look at Barefoot Books and get 20% off your first order using the code TWENTY12 at checkout, including back to school specials. For all books sold in the first week of October I will be donating £1 from each book to The Book Trust, to help celebrate Children's Book Week and help get every child reading.

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