Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool
Author: Bill Martin Jr. and Teresa Mlawer
Illustrator: Eric Carle
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Follow brightly painted animals and people as they describe what they see in this bilingual version of a classic board book, beloved for over fifty years. Young readers will delight to touch the colorful pages and predict what’s coming next. What does the goldfish (pez dorado) see? What does the teacher (maestra) see? What do the children (niños) see? Toddlers and young children can flip the pages to find out!
This bilingual board book has a structure and format that support early language development. By practicing a repetitive question-and-answer structure, children will soon be able to join in reading the story aloud in both English and Spanish. As children review basic colors and common animals in English and connect them to new Spanish words, they will add to their personal word banks. A final review page of all ten animals and people also aids to reinforce the new vocabulary. Because English and Spanish words are typed in the same size font, readers can see that both languages are equally important.