Around The World and The Magic Words by Ana Koza – Review & Giveaway

Around The World Book Tour

Children’s Book Tour with Ana Koza

Welcome to Ana Koza’s Children’s Book Tour, hosted by the Virtual Book Tour Café! Today I am delighted to introduce you to two children’s books written specifically for 1 to 7 year olds! Each book contains a special lesson for your children, and each book is filled with delightful illustrations that will capture your child’s imagination.

So sit back – enjoy the reviews – and don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a chance to win an Amazon Gift Card!

Around The World – Book Review

Around The World

Around The World is a special book that teaches children about different cultures and what makes each culture unique and special. Your children will learn about all 7 continents and learn a little about a person that resides in that part of the world as six-year old Ellie introduces us to her friends around the world!

Your children will meet:

  • Madhu from India and Mariana from Bulgaria.
  • Eric from Austrailia and Jessica from Mexico.
  • Pedro from Columbia and Abassi from Nigeria.

They’ll even meet some of the wildlife that inhabits the icy continent of Antarctica!

As Ellie introduces her friends to your family, she’ll share some of their favorite foods and customs. She’ll even teach you how to say “See you next time!” in Spanish, Bulgarian, French and Hindi!

The most important lesson your children will learn, however, as they meet new friends from around the world, is that regardless of differences in skin color, facial features, and traditions – we are all the same, no matter where we are from!

Around The World is a wonderful book to share with your children as you help develop their social skills!

The Magic Words – Book Review

The Magic Words

The Magic Words is a delightful book about a mother who is trying to teach her son Tommy to say “the magic words” whenever he asks for something – and whenever someone is kind enough to comply with his request.

Tommy, of course, is quite forgetful and often asks and receives things without remembering to say the magic words!

How many of us can relate to that?

But – Tommy is a good boy. Tommy does his best to remember to say and do the right things!

Here’s an example of Tommy doing his best to be a good son.

Mom, I remember the magic words:

Take me to the park!

And here is his mom exercising her extraordinary patience:

Tommy, you are brilliant,
But those are not the magic words.

I have to confess – The Magic Words really struck a chord with my family! I had a blast reading it aloud and – weeks later – we are still quoting this book!

If you want to share a simple yet powerful lesson with your children about gratitude and good manners – I highly recommend Ana Koza’s delightful book, The Magic Words!

About Ana Koza

Ana Koza

Author Ana Koza lives with her husband Tom and sons Ari and Eli in San Diego, California. She was raised in Guadalajara, Mexico. Interested in writing since she was in school, Ana is now writing two future books for children which she expects to publish later this year.

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8 Responses to “Around The World and The Magic Words by Ana Koza – Review & Giveaway”

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  1. Bk Walker says:

    Thank you for hosting Ana and the wonderful review 🙂

  2. Destiny says:

    Those both sound like lovely books. I’m a big advocate of exposing children to other cultures and people in a way that celebrates unique traditions, while finding our common ground.

    I also like the sound of the magic words book. That’s a topic I am currently working on with my daughter. We recently borrowed “Manners Time” from Free Spirit Publishing (forget the author at the moment) and it was a BIG HIT.

    Thank you for sharing,
    Destiny, hostess, KLBH

  3. Reshama
    Twitter: Stackingbks

    Both books sound like great reads! And I like that they are great read alouds too! Thanks for sharing on Kidlit Bloghop this week. Will tweet about the giveaway!
    -Reshama @ Stackingbooks

  4. Stacie Theis says:

    These sound like wonderful stories. I really like the concept of Around the World. Stories that introduce children to other cultures and help them to understand that even though we may not all look the same we can all be friends are must reads for all ages! Thanks for sharing these on the Kid Lit Blog Hop.

  5. My daughter would love Around the World. She’s fascinated by maps and people in different countries 🙂
    Hopping over from the kid lit bloghop.

  6. He hee, I wondered how they’d get around Antarctica!

  7. Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews
    Twitter: mdbookreviews

    Sounds like two great books. I love the premise behind the first book – sounds like it would make a great addition to a homeschoolers library shelf. thanks for sharing in the Kid Lit Blog Hop. 🙂

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