Matt the Rat and His Sister Maggie (Raton Mateo y Su Hermana Maggie): When I Grow Up (Cuando Yo Crezca)

Matt the Rat and His Sister Maggie (Raton Mateo y Su Hermana Maggie): When I Grow Up (Cuando Yo Crezca)

by Lorenzo Liberto, Irving Torres

Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review
"A thoroughly entertaining bilingual story told in lyrical rhymes and colorfully illustrated...very highly recommended for school and community collections."
December 2004 issue
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-In jangly, doggerel verse, these two stories present the tepid adventures of Matt the Rat. The first book opens, "Imagine what a magic cloud might do,/coming down from the sky just to be with you./Matt the Rat can imagine that!" As the protagonist goes through the school day, the cloud goes along, too. Grow Up is written at a much higher reading level. It begins with a prose section that sets the scene for career exploration, presented in the same painful verse as Magic Cloud. Matt and Maggie find a magic chest that belonged to their grandfather. Once opened, it allows the young rats to try on various professions, literally, including a truck driver, a mechanic, a marine biologist, and a teacher. Both books end with a relatively extensive glossary of terms used in both English and Spanish, though the Spanish terms are lacking the definite articles. The cartoon illustrations, which are a bit reminiscent of "Pinky and the Brain" on a bad day, are quite ordinary. The verse is approximate in Spanish, but the texts are uninspired in either language, and it seems doubtful that children will enjoy these stories. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

Harvest Sun Pr Llc
Publication date:
The Matt the Rat Ser. / La Serie de Ratón Mateo
Edition description:
Bilingual English/Spanish
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

What People are saying about this

Jorge Ramos
Told in "a very simple and fun form, [The Matt the Rat Series] takes children by the hand on unique adventures. One of the books I most liked [Matt the Rat's Incredible Creations], puts Matt the Rat as an inventor. My son Nicolas loved the goalie that dressed himself in plastics to stop the soccer ball kicks at the goal...For anyone that desires that their child practice both languages."
of the popular Despierta Leyendo book club on Despierta Am�rica, the number one Spanish language morning television show (May 2005, Review excerpt translated from the Spanish, from Univision website)

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