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)"

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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 >

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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 >

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ADIÓS, TRICYCLE by Susan Middleton Elya
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"The undifferentiated suburban setting and the portrayal of the main character as a little piggy instead of a Hispanic child, which the text suggests, does not, however, offer a clear connection between his bilingualism and his ethnic background. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The troubles of a little one not ready to give away his tricycle and the tricks he plays to hide it at his parents' yard sale will charm young children even as the story introduces them to such concepts as growing up, money and markets and the joy of sharing and giving. Read full book review >