Thursday, May 8, 2014

"Maya & Filippo Make Friends in Auckland" by Alinka Rutkowska

Maya & Filippo Make Friends in Auckland
by Alinka Rutkowska

Maya & Filippo Make Friends in Auckland is just one in the series of fun and educational travel books for children written by Alinka Rutkowska and illustrated by Konrad Checinski. Also available: Maya & Filippo Play Chef at Sea, Maya & Filippo Look for Happiness in Tauranga (read my blog post), Maya & Filippo Look for Whales, Whale Watching Coloring Book, Maya & Filippo Visit a Glacier (FREE when you sign up for the newsletter), Alaska Coloring Book, Maya & Filippo Separate in Skagway, and Maya & Filippo Talk Business in Seattle.

You can also download FREE coloring sheets from the author's website.

Embark on a one-of-a-kind, unprecedented, breathtaking adventure with Maya and Filippo as they travel around the globe on board the Fun Princess - a cruise ship full of surprises. Discover their fascinating ports of call, find out what the local customs and traditions are, join the kids in activities at sea, and explore the remarkable world they create through the power of their positive outlook.
This time Maya and Filippo discover Auckland and meet different kinds of people depending on ... read the book to find out! Spoiler alert: the kids ride a big hop-on, hop-off explorer bus, where strange things happen. They stop at the famous Sky Tower, where they do something very exciting.

Book Trailer


By rpv
This is an awesome book with great illustrations and content. The theme is wonderful and I liked the way kids reacted to the situations in the book. The fact that it motivates and inspires kids to do good things in positive ways is awesome. Commend the author in bringing a positive outlook to children. My daughter loved it so much and gave 10 stars! Very inspiring author and highly recommend!

About the Author
Alinka Rutkowska is a "Reader's Favorite" Five Star Picture Book Author. She writes the Maya & Filippo Book Series for Children - travel books for kids with a positive attitude. She takes inspiration from her own travels while cruising with her husband and daughter around the world. She is positive, appreciative and happy 95% of the time and during the miserable 5% she thinks to herself quickly: "things always work out for me" and they do.
Alinka's doesn't really have a "to do" list but she does have a "fun things to do" list. It usually consists of writing, reading, reading her writing, writing in her diary, blogging, reading other blogs, commenting, breathing deeply, meditating, feeling the warmth of the sun on her skin, closing her eyes, breathing some more and thinking what a wonderful world she lives in.
Sometimes she takes a few minutes to pause and instead of doing something from her "fun things to do" list she just daydreams a little. She thinks of all the great things that she wants for her to happen and imagines how wonderful it will feel to be interviewed about them in the future. She's already preparing the answers to those interview questions in her mind. She especially loves the part, in which she says that she achieved all these things because she spent a considerable amount of time visualizing them first.
Alinka loves to ski while listening to music at the same time, she enjoys an occasional glass (or bottle) of Barolo with dark chocolate, she loves cuddling with her husband and daughter. Alinka really likes tea, especially that last sip which is usually the tastiest.
You can visit Alinka's website where she blogs daily for parents, travelers and authors.