I Love Saturdays y domingos

I Love Saturdays y domingos


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689874093
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 09/01/2004
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 77,722
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Alma Flor Ada, an authority on multicultural and bilingual education, is the recipient of the 2012 Virginia Hamilton Literary Award, and in 2014 she was honored by the Mexican government with the prestigious OHTLI Award. She is the author of numerous award-winning books for young readers, including Dancing Home with Gabriel Zubizarreta, My Name Is María Isabel, Under the Royal Palms (Pura Belpré Medal), Where the Flame Trees Bloom, and The Gold Coin (Christopher Award Medal). She lives in California, and you can visit her at AlmaFlorAda.com.

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I Love Saturdays y Domingos 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
destinymbruner on LibraryThing 10 months ago
A young girl details her weekend experiences with her different sets of grandparents using a bilingual approach. One set of grandparents speaks English and the other set speaks Spanish. This book could be used to introduce Spanish words to students and could be used for a multicultural lesson.
mbackes10 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
What a fantastic storyline of a girl detailing her time spent with her bilingual family!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Alma Flor Ada. I Love Saturday y domingos. New York: Aladdin Paperbacks, 2002. Illus. by Elivia Savadier. Award winning Alma Flor Ada (With Love, Little Red Hen) demonstrates the differences between two cultures in this book and how no matter what the differences, love is universal. A young girl encounters different experiences with two sets of grandparents during her weekend visits with them. One set of grandparents is English speaking while the other set speaks Spanish. The girl takes pleasure in how her grandparents are different in many ways, yet they have many things in common. One grandfather tells the girl stories about coming from Europe while abuelito tells stories about Mexico. Another difference is that the English-speaking grandparents make the girl pancakes for breakfast while the Spanish-speaking grandparents make juevos rancheros. The illustrations portray the joy and the love that family members share with each other. Elivia Savadier¿s bright watercolor illustrations wonderfully capture the main thing that both sets of grandparents share in common in this story, which is their love for their granddaughter. This is a fabulous book that can be used to demonstrate the variety of cultures.. It could also be used to show that although there may be differences between cultures, people can all come together in love. I truly enjoyed this book especially because I can relate to it. My children have one set of grandparents that are English speaking and a set who speak English and Spanish. The two sets of grandparents share several differences and similarities. But one thing that they definitely share in common is that both sets love my children. As my son says, ¿I love Nana, Tata, Gigi and Papa and they love me.¿
Guest More than 1 year ago
Award winning author, Alma Flor Ada, who also wrote My Name is Maria Isabel, has done an amazing job celebrating differences in culture in I Love Saturdays y domingos. This story starts off with a little girl telling about her weekends with her grandparents. She spends Saturdays with her father¿s parents and domingos with her mother¿s parents. She tells about what each grandmother serves her for breakfast. Her father¿s mom gives her milk, scrambled eggs, and pancakes, while her mother¿s mom gives her huevos rancheros. The little girl expresses her love for the differences in her grandparents¿ cultures and speaks proudly of each grandparent and where they came from. This story shows how important a person¿s culture is to themselves, as well as to the rest of their family. When this little girl grows up she will tell of these many different cultures that are all an important part of who she is. I think that this story is important to have in the classroom and would be great to do as a read aloud. I think that students would benefit greatly to read or have this book read to them because it will teach them that there are many different cultures and that people should be proud of their culture and who they are. I really feel like Alma Flor Ada does a wonde rful job sending a positive message to be proud of and to celebrate you culture. Children will benefit from hearing this message and hopefully they will remember it in the future.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In one of her most popular works, Ada tells of a young girl enjoying the similarities and the differences between her English-speaking and Spanish-speaking grandparents. On Saturdays she goes to visit her father¿s parents, Grandma and Grandpa. On Sundays she spends the day with her mother¿s parents, Abuelito y Abuelita. She eats different breakfasts with each grandparent. Grandma has a cat named Taffy. Abuelita has a dog named Canelo. The young girl spends her weekend doing various activities with both sets of grandparents. It¿s time to celebrate her birthday. She gets a new doll from Grandma and Grandpa and a dress. Her Abuelito has made her a dollhouse and Abuelita has made her a dress. The dress is the same as her doll. The kids take turn breaking the piñata. Her family celebrates by singing Happy Birthday and Las Mananitas. This multicultural story is warm and soft just like Elivia Savadier¿s watercolor illustrations. Other titles by Ada are Dear Peter Rabbit, With Love, Little Red Hen, Three Golden Oranges, Yours Truly Goldilocks, and The Golden Coin. She received the Pura Belpre medal for her book Under the Royal Palms: A Childhood in Cuba. I thought this book was an excellent choice to teaching multicultural education. It really does include the beauty of diversity and the warm feeling of togetherness. This book is definitely a thumbs up, especially in the diversity category. An excellent way to help others understand the uniqueness of multicultural families.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It reflected the life of my daughter, her grandparents are just like the girls grandparents. It quickly became her favorite book and mine too. I really love the way it embraces both cultures its an excellent book and as a teacher, I have this in my classroom library. Its become a favorite of my students as well.