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My Big Book of Spanish Words

Written and illustrated by Rebecca Emberley

      Bilingual books are huge today and this bright board book is a great addition to any bilingual collection. Each page features a category of things - my toys, my food, my colors, my room, etc - with bright, cut-paper illustrations of each object along with the name of the object in both English and Spanish. The animals were especially charming, from the sweet-faced el conejo (rabbit) to the vibrant la lagartija (lizard). The book doesn't try to cover every object that could possibly fall into each category and I believe the book benefits from that. The collection of words seem "do-able" for a young child - a challenge that can be met. I could easily see this study book appearing in classroom and library collections across the country, to the delight of young children everywhere.

The Book

Little, Brown and Company
April 2008
Hardcover Board Book
0316118036 / 978-0316118033
Children's Ages 4 - 8
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The Reviewer

Jan Fields
Reviewed 2008
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