I Live in the Country/Vivo en el Campo

I Live in the Country/Vivo en el Campo

by Gini Holland

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Children's Literature
This book in the "Where I live/Donde vivo" series focuses on life in the country. Simple sentences, none longer than seven words, are written from the point of view of a child and highlight scenes that supposedly are found in the country. However, some of the sentences mention that flowers, trees, and grass grow in the country. Even young children will be able to point out that flowers, trees, and grass grow in towns and cities as well. In addition, several pages indicate that roosters, cows, and crickets all live in the country, although many country locations in America do not have any of these animals. To its credit, the book uses excellent language for its young audience and does offer a glossary, index, and places to go for more information; however, the information mentioned above presents a stereotypical view of the country. 2004, Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, Ages 2 to 5.
—Ramirose Attebury Wendt
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-These basic titles attempt to introduce these locales to very young children. On each spread, two large-print sentences, English on the top and Spanish on the bottom, face a color photograph of the scene being described. For example, in Desert, the sentence "The desert is hot./En el desierto hace calor" is matched with a photo of cactus, sand, and a cloudless blue sky. The Spanish translation is an accurate mirror of the basic, dry English text. An opening note to adults avers that: "The familiar topics are appealing to young children and invite them to read-and re-read-again and again." Surely not. These are relatively textbookish, lifeless presentations. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
Weekly Reader Early Learning Library: Where I Live/Donde Vivo
Edition description:
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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