Baking with DaVae: A Bilingual Coloring Book for Children by 7-year-old DaVae Holloway
September 09, 2021 at 12:25 PM EDT
Unlock your Child’s Passion for Baking While enjoying Coloring and learning to pronounce their favorite treats in Spanish!
(PRUnderground) September 9th, 2021
A self- published author at age 7, DaVae Holloway wants to make coloring a fun experience for everyone. Just in time for back to school, she launches her first bilingual coloring book, Baking with DaVae (Horneando Con DaVae). The first of many multilingual books to come, this book features an English and Spanish storyline, 24 single-sided coloring pages with a bakery theme. Each hand-drawn page is produced from photographs of DaVae, best friend Heaven, and brothers Robert and David. It will take you on a journey through a day in the life of this young African American author, as they bake her favorite treats.
DaVae, now in second grade, was attending a Spanish Immersion school, in Minnetonka, MN. While writing her storyline, she was excited to unexpectedly incorporate the participation of her 1st grade class and their teacher. She brought an English draft of her book to class, planning to ask for her teacher’s assistance with writing the Spanish portion. To her surprise, the classroom turned the writing of the Spanish storyline into a group project.
“This made writing the book so much fun. I want to make a lot of books in other languages too, but I really wanted my first book to be in English and Spanish.” DaVae states.
Living in the Minneapolis/ St. Paul metro, it wasn’t easy for DaVae, as most children her age, to understand the unfortunate events of 2020. Her mother explains, “DaVae is very intuitive with a great deal of compassion for others. Having friends of various nationalities, it was hard for her to make sense of the racial tension leading to social and civic unrest within our community.” Bursting with creativity, she decided to let the “grown-ups” deal with world issues and started coloring her own reality. She enjoyed watching her artwork come to life and bring smiles to those around her. She decided to spread the joy around. A natural born teacher, she feels her coloring book, Baking with DaVae, will help other children become creative too; all while learning some of their favorite snacks in Spanish.
This young author may be on to something. Coloring has been proven to enhance a child’s concentration, improve fine motor skills, and nurture creativity. It has also been known to be relaxing and reduce anxiety, a very timely release for children right now.
DaVae Holloway also loves to sing, act, dance, read and support others. She desires to be a child actress and her vibrant personality makes this possible.
About Books By DaVae
DaVae Holloway is now an eight-year-old, very vibrant and creative second grader. She is a loving, caring and outgoing kid. She’s someone that wants to try everything & will give it her best. A fearless leader that attended a Spanish immersion program, she desires to learn many different languages. DaVae plans to visit all the different countries and become friends with different people throughout the world.
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