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Children's LiteratureElya may have tried to do a bit too much in this small volume. She has written an alphabet book in rhymed couplets with a Spanish word relating to a birthday party for each letter, as she tells the story of the party. Some of the Spanish letters don't begin the words; sometimes it's a stretch to fit the words into the story. The party is a jolly one, however, and a good way to introduce many Spanish words. The glossary, with pronunciations and definitions; the Spanish alphabet; and a note on the language introduce the story. For the participants, Karas provides cartoon characters, which are simply drawn and natural in color; they reinforce both the action and the educational component of the book. The appealing visual action of objects and characters set clearly against different colored backgrounds makes for a merry, upbeat cross-cultural celebration. 2006, G.P. Putnam's Sons/Penguin, Ages 3 to 6.
—Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz