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Cars, Trucks and Planes / Carros, camions y aviones

Cars, Trucks and Planes / Carros, camions y aviones

by Gladys Rosa Mendoza, Jeremy Tugeau (Illustrator)

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Children's Literature
Rosa-Mendoza's take on transportation may be a bit too imperative for young readers. She exhorts them, page after page, to "Look at the cars . . . Look at the train . . . Look at the boats . . . ." without prompting any reflection beyond the observation of the featured mode of transportation. But—thanks to Tugeau—the modes of transportation are nice to look at; the printer retained the texture and chalky feel of the illustrator's canvas, which adds warmth and interest to the book. To be fair, the author does depart from the "look at this" model in the last pages of the book, when she prompts the reader to "Identify all the things that help people go," but she remains in the imperative. This book may be improved by an adult who can ask the young reader accompanying questions that will prompt exploration of its charming illustrations. I do not recommend using the glossary as it seems to have been composed by someone with an American accent in Spanish and a Spanish accent in English. This book is volume fourteen in the "English/Spanish Foundations" series. 2004, Me+Mi Publishing, Ages 6 mo. to 6.
—Veronica Betancourt

Product Details

Me+mi Publishing
Publication date:
English-Spanish Foundations Series
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
2 - 4 Years

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