MARGARET AND MARGARITA/MARGARITA Y MARGARET by Lynn Reiser

MARGARET AND MARGARITA/MARGARITA Y MARGARET

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Age Range: 3 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

 On the left, Margaret (carrying toy rabbit Susan) and her mother come to the park, though the child protests that ``There is no one to play with''; on the right are Margarita, her mother, and a cat named Susana holding the identical conversation--in Spanish. They meet, and while the mothers (assuming that their language difference is a barrier) sit facing outward on the same bench, the little girls gesture, converse, and play with their toys, each picking up a few words of the other's language and parting as friends--with the mothers now smiling at each other. Constructed with unusual imagination and care, a bilingual story that makes a perfect first bridge from either language to the other, with simple but expressive art that will help define the words for new readers. (Picture book. 3-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-688-12239-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Greenwillow/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 1993




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