April 2, 1513: Ponce de Leon discovers Florida
What does this have to do with our books? Ponce de Leon was searching for the Fountain of Youth when he landed on the coast of Florida. He claimed the land for Spain, and Kane/Miller claims these books from Spain:
Written by Pere Calders
Illustrated by Carme Sole Vendrell
Marc Just Couldn't Sleep
Written by Gabriela Keselman
Illustrated by Noemi Villamuza
Sebastian's Roller Skates
Written by Joan de Deu Prats
Illustrated by Francesc Rovira
What's Going On?
Written by Elena O'Callaghan
Illustrated by Africa Fanlo
April 2, 1805: Hans Christian Andersen is born
Hans Christian Andersen, one of the world's greatest storytellers, is born in Odensk, near Copenhagen.
April 2, 1941: Life of Riley radio show debuts
Many people wonder where the saying, "Living the life of Riley," came from. Some say it stems from the title of this famous radio show that was on the air for ten years. Others say it goes back much, much further.
We say, "Release Your Inner Riley," will be a common phrase once the current generation gets their hands on Colin Thompson and Amy Lissiat's picture book, featuring the famous rat.
The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley
by Colin Thompson & Amy Lissiat