Children's LiteratureThis pint-sized vocabulary builder, a part of the "English-Spanish Foundations" series, covers a wide variety of common fruits and vegetables. Those featured include carrots, peas, potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers, corn, lettuce, broccoli, eggplant, apples, pears, peaches, watermelon, oranges, bananas, blueberries, strawberries, and cherries. Sentences are simple but varied. Some state simply what each item is while others induce readers to think about their own food preferences. All sentences and single words are provided in both English and Spanish, and a pronunciation chart at the end of the book lists all fruits and vegetables covered in the book. The sturdy, board format and small size are ideal for the youngest of book-lovers, and bright, colorful illustrations of each item will easily grab their attention. This book would help pre-school aged children learn not only about fruits and vegetables, but also will allow teachers or parents to introduce the concepts of colors. 2002, Me+Mi Publishing, Ages 1 to 6.
Ramirose Attebury Wendt