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Uno, Dos, Tres: One, Two, Three
     

Uno, Dos, Tres: One, Two, Three

by Pat Mora, Barbara Lavallee (Illustrator)
 

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Pictures depict two sisters going from shop to shop buying birthday presents for their mother. Rhyming text presents numbers from one to ten in English and Spanish.

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Pictures depict two sisters going from shop to shop buying birthday presents for their mother. Rhyming text presents numbers from one to ten in English and Spanish.

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From the Publisher
"A rhyming text weaves together numbers from 1 to 10 in English and Spanish as two sisters gather presents for Mama's birthday from a Mexican market . . . Lavallee's luminous watercolors feature monumental figures painted in a bold and reductive style. The deceptively simple design is a delight to the eye as the illustrations vibrantly dance with the text in a count of the presents collected. Robust and radiant, this counting book celebrates the gift of being bilingual and will add multicultural authenticity with a Mexican flavor to any collection." Booklist, ALA

"A Spanish pronunciation guide is included. The beautiful watercolor illustrations do an excellent job of capturing the girls' excitement and of portraying the varied merchandise in the market . . . A useful tool for teaching children how to count to 10 in Spanish." School Library Journal

Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
Two girls parade through the marketplace, buying gifts for Mama's birthday. The book serves as a bilingual counting book while also displaying the joy and color of a busy Mexican market. Watercolor illustrations with many Aztec and traditional Mexican motifs depict the hustle and bustle with charm.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-Two sisters romp through a market in Mexico while selecting birthday gifts for their mother. The simple rhyming text pairs the Spanish and English numerals 1-10: "Uno one/ We'll buy Mam a sun/ dos two/ Two doves that say coo-coo..." A Spanish pronunciation guide is included. The beautiful watercolor illustrations do an excellent job of capturing the girls' excitement and of portraying the varied merchandise in the market. However, the heavy, awkward use of shadowing makes the characters' faces unattractive, thus detracting from the otherwise carefree artwork. Moreover, the items to be counted (three bells, six castanets) are often difficult to discern within the scenes, diminishing the title's serviceability as a counting book. Despite these weaknesses, this is a useful tool for teaching children how to count to 10 in Spanish.-Denise E. Agosto, Midland County Public Library, TX
Kirkus Reviews
Another bilingual rhyme from Mora (Listen to the Desert/Oye al Desierto, 1994, etc.), this one a simple one-to-ten counting book featuring two little girls in a Mexican market who are buying birthday presents for their mother. Repetition—and a growing sense of excitement—is built in as the numbers advance; the girls take a break to rest with their many purchases while the life of the plaza swirls by, providing opportunities to count folk dancers, park benches, mariachi musicians, and canopied, flower-bedecked balconies. The book concludes with an author's note and a helpful pronunciation guide. The subdued, gray-green cover and endpapers with their Aztec designs give no hint of the blazing red, orange, pink, blue, and purple within. The dark-eyed, round-cheeked visages of Lavallee's Mexicans are indistinguishable from those of her Inuit characters in Barbara M. Joose's Mama, Do You Love Me? (1991), but in art this stylized, it probably doesn't matter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618054688
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
613,322
Product dimensions:
9.81(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile:
AD160L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author


Pat Mora, a poet of Mexican-American heritage, is the recipient of a 1994 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in poetry. Her published work includes poetry and nonfiction for adults as well as children. She is the author of several bilingual picture books, including two on the Clarion list. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. For more information visit www.patmora.com.

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