My Way/A mi manera: A Margaret and Margarita Story/ Un cuento de Margarita y Margaret

My Way/A mi manera: A Margaret and Margarita Story/ Un cuento de Margarita y Margaret

by Lynn Reiser
     
 

Meet two very different girls.

Do they get along? Do they ever share their favorite things?

Of course! They are best friends!

Conoce a dos niñas diferentes.

¿Cómo se llevan? ¿Comparten sus cosas preferidas?

¡Por supuesto! ¡Son las mejores amigas!

¡Hola, Margaret! Hello, Margarita!

Overview

Meet two very different girls.

Do they get along? Do they ever share their favorite things?

Of course! They are best friends!

Conoce a dos niñas diferentes.

¿Cómo se llevan? ¿Comparten sus cosas preferidas?

¡Por supuesto! ¡Son las mejores amigas!

¡Hola, Margaret! Hello, Margarita!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Traci Avalos
This wonderful little book tells about two little girls who have a distinct and individual way they like to do things. The book follows Margaret and Margarita throughout the day and explains their individual styles. Although they each have unique cultures and styles, they like to share with each other and trade occasionally. The zany ending shows how they can switch styles with each other, as well as combine the two. Young kids will love Margaret's and Margarita's crazy styles and cheerful friendship, and they will enjoy comparing the two throughout the book. This book would work very well as a model for "same" and "different," as the two girls can be compared side by side on opposing pages. It would also be a great book to use when teaching young children about self-appreciation and individuality, as well as respecting cultures and differences in others. This is an interesting book because it is completely bilingual, but instead of repeating exactly the same lines in both languages, it tells information from Margaret in English and Margarita in Spanish. Reviewer: Traci Avalos
School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1
The two sprightly protagonists of this charming title have a lot in common. Their names are similar (Margarita and Margaret), and that's just for starters. They are close in age, in the same class in school, and like to do the same things. They are most alike, however, in their insistence on doing things in their own distinctive ways-"a mi manera. " From greetings to hairdos, from napping preferences to art forms-they have their unique styles and they like what they like. But there are those times when they enjoy throwing people off and mixing things up a bit, doing things "a tu manera ." They agree entirely on one thing: the best way of doing things is together. This upbeat tale of independence and the interdependence of close friendship is perfect for children who are beginning to identify with friends while still wanting to maintain their individuality. The text, alternating Spanish and English, bears the imprint of childhood in its simple prose. The bright, open watercolor cartoon illustrations are engaging, presenting a madcap duo with charm, originality, and a strong bond.
—Ann WeltonCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Kirkus Reviews
What is most impressive about Reiser's Margaret and Margarita stories is the way she manages to transform the bilingual book from its roots as a story in which the text is simply given in two languages into a vehicle in which each version functions as a complement to the other. She achieves this by using the text of each language as the speech of a different girl: Margaret in English, Margarita in Spanish, in a different set of illustrations. In this latest title, each girl-Margaret on the left and Margarita on the right-talks about how she does things in her everyday life: how she combs her hair, how she greets her friends, what she eats for lunch. The girls, looking across the center of the book toward each other, come together before story's end by adopting some of the other's "ways," creating a new mix. Reiser's illustrations are simple, expressive, brightly colored and full of joie de vivre. (Picture book. 2-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060841010
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/13/2007
Edition description:
Bilingual Edition: English & Spanish
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
539,724
Product dimensions:
9.34(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Lynn Reiser is the creator of many acclaimed books for children, including the bilingual books Margaret and Margarita/Margarita y Margaret; Tortillas and Lullabies/Tortillas y cancioncitas; and The Lost Ball/La pelota perdida. Lynn Reiser lives in Connecticut.


Lynn Reiser es autora de varios libros infantiles aclamados, entre ellos los libros bilingües Margaret and Margarita/Margarita y Margaret; Tortillas and Lullabies/Tortillas y cancioncitas; y The Lost Ball/La pelota perdida. Lynn Reiser vive en Connecticut.

Lynn Reiser is the creator of many acclaimed books for children, including the bilingual books Margaret and Margarita/Margarita y Margaret; Tortillas and Lullabies/Tortillas y cancioncitas; and The Lost Ball/La pelota perdida. Lynn Reiser lives in Connecticut.


Lynn Reiser es autora de varios libros infantiles aclamados, entre ellos los libros bilingües Margaret and Margarita/Margarita y Margaret; Tortillas and Lullabies/Tortillas y cancioncitas; y The Lost Ball/La pelota perdida. Lynn Reiser vive en Connecticut.

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