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Posted April 3, 2012
Enjoyed by students from 4-8 - Fun story
Great story (updated version of the folk story "the little red hen") -very fun characters and includes english & spanish vocabulary. Good writing opportunities for comparing the 2 stories or re-writing the ending. Provides discussion opportunities for character ed in early grades as well.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 15, 2008
Great intro. for learning the days of the week in Spanish
I loved this book for my five year old. It is a great story that helps children learn about helping friends and at the same time teaches children spanish words. This book is great for teaching children the days of the week in spanish. Ann Whitford Paul's books make learning a second language fun for children. My husbands favorite book to read to our son is Fiesta Fiasco and now we will be adding this one to our favorite list. We can't wait to read Count on Culebra!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 12, 2004
A fun read
Iguana decides to celebrate Spring with a Fiesta. Rabbit, tortoise, and snake believe it is a great idea to have a party too, until it is time to do the work. The lazy trio learn a lesson in this Mexican version of The Little Red Hen. Long's illustrations are bright, colorful and feature pop-eyed, expressive characters. A glossary of Spanish words, including the days of the week appear at the beginning of the book making this a great choice for those first grade students studying our neighbors to the South. Myriad classroom activities might include planning a fiesta, writing invitations in Spanish, making a pinata and colorful decorations. The story will also generate lots of audience participation during storytime. Expect noise level to increase as the youngsters anticipate what will be said next. It is great for prediction skills. Those children familiar with a more traditional version of The Little Red Hen, such as: Byron Barton's or Paul Galdone's will enjoy comparing and contrasting them with Manana,Iguana. For fun add in Little Red Hen Makes A Pizza and there should be endless possiblities for Vend Diagrams. This a good selection for elementary school libraries and classrooms, as well as, public libraries.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 6, 2010
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