Search Results: "Susan Middleton Elya"


BOOK REVIEW

BEBÉ GOES TO THE BEACH by Susan Middleton Elya
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"A glossary provides extra support, particularly for pronunciation. (Picture book. 4-6)"
This second Bebé-y-Mamá outing (Bebé Goes Shopping, 2006) takes the team to the beach for a day filled with sand, sun and some more Spanish-language fun. Read full book review >

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LITTLE ROJA RIDING HOOD by Susan Middleton Elya
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2014

"This spirited interpretation of a classic fairy tale successfully mixes magic and reality, as well as Spanish and English words. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Elya presents a modern twist on a familiar fairy tale in her signature style using rhyming, predominantly English text that skillfully incorporates Spanish words and phrases. Read full book review >

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TOOTH ON THE LOOSE by Susan Middleton Elya
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"A glossary ensures further comprehension, even though the bilingual poemas will provide no problemas. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Waiting for her very wiggly tooth to come out so she may use the tooth-fairy money to purchase a birthday present for Papá, a little Latino girl is encouraged by her family to facilitate its extraction with bites of an apple or corn cob and string tied to a doorknob—to no avail. Read full book review >

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EIGHT ANIMALS PLAY BALL by Susan Middleton Elya
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"161;Bueno! (Picture book. 6-8)"

BOOK REVIEW

EIGHT ANIMALS BAKE A CAKE by Susan Middleton Elya
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"An appealingly painless introduction to another language. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The clever format of this delightful story will have even the youngest children speaking and understanding Spanish. Read full book review >

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FIRE! FUEGO! BRAVE BOMBEROS by Susan Middleton Elya
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"This winner is sure to find a spot on shelves, although it won't stay there long. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Elya has proven herself a master at painlessly weaving Spanish vocabulary into her stories, and this latest is no exception. Read full book review >

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OH NO, GOTTA GO #2 by Susan Middleton Elya
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"This tale about the necessary is definitely necessary. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Elya has created yet another winner in this natural followup to Oh No, Gotta Go! (2003). this time, the young heroine is on a picnic at the park with her parents. Read full book review >

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FAIRY TRAILS by Susan Middleton Elya
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"A glossary and pronunciation guide to Spanish terms precedes the story, but is rendered unnecessary by Elya's self-explicative text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
More sedate and episodic than her marvelous Oh, No! Read full book review >

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SAY HOLA TO SPANISH by Susan Middleton Elya
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

Sunny illustrations and a rhyming text introduce 70 Spanish words in surprisingly straightforward English sentences: ``A dog is a perro,/a cat is a gato./You drink from a vaso/and eat from a plato.'' In addition to providing translations for those who need more help than is supplied in the decidedly Western-flair illustrations, the glossary also insures that the newly bilingual get the pronunciation right. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LA PRINCESA AND THE PEA by Susan Middleton Elya
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"While the charming illustrations give this title great shelf appeal, lack of narrative depth makes it best suited for comparison with the original rather than a title that stands on its own. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A Peruvian príncipe sets out to foil his mamá and marry the girl of his dreams in this Latinx-inspired adaptation of "The Princess and the Pea" from Spanish-language-adaptation veteran Elya (La Madre Goose, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >

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NO MORE, POR FAVOR by Susan Middleton Elya
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2010

"An illustrated glossary and pronunciation guide completes the fare. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Finicky eaters abound in this rainforest/selva, in which several bilingual baby animals refuse their normal foods. Read full book review >