CHATTERWORLD by Zakiyyah

CHATTERWORLD

My Numbers in Spanish/French
by & illustrated by
Age Range: 2 - 5
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KIRKUS REVIEW

This trilingual collection of counting rhymes is divided into two parts. The first half features the numbers 1 to 10 in Spanish. Each number has its own spread and includes a rhyme in English (“Uno <\b>is one. A rhythmic, wooden drum to beat on just for fun”), as well as the Spanish word for the main object addressed in the rhyme (“un tambor”), complete with pronunciation (“oon tahm-bohr”) and translation (“one drum”). Simple but appealing felt illustrations of bees, trees, balloons, cookies and assorted musical instruments on brightly colored backgrounds clarify each number and verse. The flip side contains the identical illustrations and verses, this time with French numbers, French words and French pronunciations. The rhymes are occasionally stilted and the illustrations a trifle sweet, but taken as a whole, this seems an effective teaching tool that children will enjoy. (Picture book. 2-5)

Pub Date: Dec. 1st, 2006
ISBN: 0-9777085-0-0
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Little Linguists
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 2006