Children's LiteratureThis book, part of the "English-Spanish Foundations" series, is filled with positive examples of young children succeeding in whatever they set out to accomplish. Readers see children who are able to button up a jacket and a belt; set a table and clean their bedroom; catch a ball, swim, ride a bike, and jump rope. It seems as if there is nothing these kids cannot do. And with the help of this book, children who read it will be able to say that they can pronounce words in both English and Spanish, too. The last two pages contain a pronunciation guide for all of the activities listed in the bilingual text. The English pronunciation guide is designed to help Spanish speakers specifically pronounce the English words and vice versa. The small size of the book and firm, board pages will ensure the longevity of the book even in the hands of the youngest children. The book would make an excellent choice to read aloud or one-on-one with pre-school age children. 2002, Me+Mi Publishing Ages 1 to 6.
Ramirose Attebury Wendt