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Read To Me: The Pirate Girl's Treasure: An Origami Adventure by Peyton Leung

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The Pirate Girl's Treasure: An Origami Adventure

Read To Me, a new series on Open Book, showcases those magical children’s books that kids will ask you to read multiple times, and that you’ll love reading. Today, we’re featuring The Pirate Girl’s Treasure: An Origami Adventure (Kids Can Press) by Peyton Leung, with illustrations by Hilary Leung.

ABOUT THE BOOK: The Pirate Girl’s Treasure: An Origami Adventure, (for ages 4 to 8) is about a young girl who receives an unusual letter and a treasure map from her pirate grandfather. This pirate girl sets out on a voyage to sail the seven seas like her grandfather and to find the mysterious booty he speaks of. This story includes paper folding and origami objects that are incorporated into the pirate girl’s adventure. It even includes instructions for creating an origami t-shirt that children can actually wear!

WHY KIDS WILL LOVE IT: This interactive story includes a search for treasure in the unknown–land and sea. As each page passes, the origami shape transforms into objects, which are used as focal points in the story. Children will love how a piece of paper can be used to create so many different shapes–from a mountain to a boat and even a hat. They will cheer the pirate girl on as she shows perseverance against the elements to find the treasure!

WHY GROWN UPS WILL LOVE IT: The colourful digital illustrations will delight readers. This book is much more than an entertaining story. It is also a how-to guide to make origami creations for both parents and children. Reading, creative thought and crafts all together, The Pirate Girl’s Treasure: An Origami Adventure is sure to entertain the whole family.

Buy this book at your local independent bookstore or online at Kids Can Press or at Amazon.

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