Crumbs on the Stairs - Migas en las escaleras: A Mystery (in English & Spanish)

Crumbs on the Stairs - Migas en las escaleras: A Mystery (in English & Spanish)

by Karl Beckstrand

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Overview

WHERE did all the crumbs come from?
¿De dónde vienen estas migajas?
A multicultural activity book with full text and pronunciation guide in both English and Spanish, Crumbs on the Stairs has counting and finding activities, question words (interrogatives) in both languages, and vivid illustrations to aid language learning at any age (2 years & up) --laughs, learning and family fun! Get this mystery picture book in Spanish-only or English-only (with pronunciation guide PREMIOBOOKS. 22-page picture book with Hispanic character, 95 words (double for bilingual ESL/ELL). Premio Publishing & Gozo Books, LLC (worldwide rights 2007, 2011), written & illustrated by Karl Beckstrand, available via Premiobooks, Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Follett Library Resources/BWI Title Wave, Bn.com/NOOK, Kindle/Amazon, Brodart, and select retailers (Physical book ISBN: 978-0977606597) JNF020010
Un misterio divertido para toda la familia (2 años y arriba). Aprenda a contar y aprenda sobre el valor de compartir. Incluye actividades de búsqueda, una guía de pronunciación en ingles y español, y dibujos vividos para ayudar con el vocabulario. Pida este libro únicamente en español o ingles (más ONLINE FUN!): Premiobooks. Libro con dibujos y protagonista Hispano, 22 paginas, 95 palabras, ISBN (del libro palpable): 978-0977606597

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012356475
Publisher: Premio Publishing & Gozo Books, LLC
Publication date: 07/08/2011
Series: Mini-mysteries for minors , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 24
Sales rank: 1,175,242
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Karl Beckstrand is an eight-time published author with 16 titles online (reviews by Horn Book blog, School Library Journal, Midwest Book Review and ForeWord Reviews). Raised in San Jose, California, USA, he received a BA in journalism from BYU and an MA in international organizations from APU. Since 2004 he has run a publishing company--producing captivating stories, ads and scripts. An engaging presenter and consultant, Beckstrand has experience in high tech, public policy, radio, TV and film. He has lived abroad, been a Spanish/English interpreter, and enjoys volleyball and kayaking (usually not at the same time). Beckstrand's activity books, Spanish & bilingual books (with pronunciation guide), mystery picture books, ebooks and nonfiction stories feature minority characters and usually end with a twist. His work has appeared in: Barnes & Noble, Border’s Books, Deseret Book, Costco, Kindle/Nook/Kobo/iBooks, Children’s Miracle Network, The Congressional Record of the U.S. House of Representatives, Papercrafts Magazine, LDS Film Festival, and various broadcasts. Find: “Karl Beckstrand – Author” on FB and Twitter.
Karl Beckstrand nació en San José, California. Vivió por dos años en Sudamérica y ha enseñado clases de inglés. Él obtuvo su titulo en periodismo de la Universidad de Brigham Young en Utah. Le encanta compartir historias--ha escrito ocho libros. Uno de esos es la historia real de una inmigrante que no hablaba inglés. Sus libros contienen actividades de búsqueda, de contar, o de cocinar. Muchos incluyen una guía de pronunciación en inglés y español. “Siempre intento incluir un mensaje de coraje, o del valor de compartir”, dice. Él ha escrito contenido para The Children’s Miracle Network, las revistas Biophotonics y PaperCrafts, The Congressional Record of the U.S. House of Representatives, el diario The Daily Universe, y la radio. Busca “Karl Beckstrand – Author” en Facebook y Twitter.

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Crumbs on the Stairs - Migas en las escaleras: A Mystery (in English & Spanish) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
LibrarianMom1 More than 1 year ago
The kids at my library love reading this book again and again!
DaLino More than 1 year ago
Great bilingual book for kids learning to read and speak. Actually, not bad for adults wanting to learn Spanish or English.
littledragonfly More than 1 year ago
I bought this book to help 'break the ice' for my young kids who are learning Spanish. It actually made ME want to speak Spanish again! (I took classes in high school.) Karl's approach is brilliant in many ways. He takes the intimidating factor out of language acquisition by pairing the 2 languages the whole way through. It's like authentic foreign travel without leaving your motherland - okay maybe not quite - but it's very effective for learning! I got a good chuckle out of his play with words in BOTH languages. Also, presenting the material as a mystery picturebook is much more engaging and less threatening than textbooks or even many of the language videos out there. A complex task presented in a fun & simple manner. Keep creating, Karl!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cuddle up with your kids and read this fun bedtime story. Loved the colorful pictures! Heather Lowry
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RadersFavorite_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Author Anna del C. Dye for Readers Favorite This is a bilingual book with English writing translated to Spanish on the same page. In a country were many people speak Spanish, this book could help teach the English language to both the Spanish speaker¿s children and to their parents. It could also help teach non-Spanish speakers a foreign language. The story in this book goes from one room to another, or from one person to another, as the readers are shown trails of crumbs leading everywhere. Meanwhile, the narrator asks where the crumbs come from in Spanish and English so the readers can associate the words with their translation. The purpose of the book is to explore the mystery of not only who or what left the crumbs in all these places, but also why. The English version of this story is written in well-done rhymes. It even moves flawlessly through the pages. I am a native Spanish speaker and some of the translation didn't work for me. But overall this is a great bilingual book for young readers.