IN WINTER / EN INVIERNO by Susana Madinabeitia Manso

IN WINTER / EN INVIERNO

From the "Seasons" series
Age Range: 2 - 4
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A bilingual Spanish-English board book about winter.

Having already introduced the other seasons, this book about winter concludes the series (In Summer / En Verano, 2018, etc.). Photographs show a brown child with a cute tuft of curly hair and a colorful knit sweater demonstrating the things the preschooler will do when winter comes. As the child poses against a light-green knit-textured background, the accompanying text follows a repeating pattern: “In winter…I am going to keep warm with my scarf and mittens!” or “I am going to catch snowflakes with my tongue!” followed by a question addressed to readers: “How are you going to keep warm?” or “How many are you going to catch?” The Spanish text follows the same format: “En invierno…¡Voy a abrigarme con bufanda y manoplas!” and “¡Voy atrapar copos de nieve con la lengua!” (Spanish-speaking readers will notice the grammar mistake—it should be “¡Voy a atrapar copos de nieve con la lengua!”) These statements are followed by the questions in the Spanish equivalent. In the end readers are encouraged to reflect on what they like about winter.

A sweet book that does the job. (Board book. 2-4)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-936669-66-0
Page count: 14pp
Publisher: blue manatee press
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 2019




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