Search Results: "Susan Middleton Elya"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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COWBOY JOSÉ by Susan Middleton Elya
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"Recommended mainly for its language possibilities. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Rollicking rhymed "Spanglish" couplets tell the tale of "Cowboy José, the vaquero" and his faithful horse Feo who "ride 'cross the prairie and belt out a song," and then get involved with a gal named Rosita, who is pretty—bonita. Read full book review >

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SAY HOLA TO SPANISH, OTRA VEZ (AGAIN!) by Susan Middleton Elya
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"And if the words have verve, the art fairly dances off the page. (glossary) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Another bright-eyed dose of Spanish vocabulary from Elya (Say Hola to Spanish, 1996). Read full book review >

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HOME AT LAST by Susan Middleton Elya
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"A well-told story of triumph and family solidarity. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Elya (Eight Animals on the Town, not reviewed, etc.) departs here from her usual format of teaching Spanish to explore the difficulties faced by immigrants in a new land. Read full book review >

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N IS FOR NAVIDAD by Susan Middleton Elya
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"An author's note provides further information (noting that most of the customs included are Mexican in origin), and a glossary gives pronunciations for the Spanish words and complete definitions. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
A lively introduction to Latino Christmas traditions follows an alphabetical structure as a way to introduce key Spanish terms and explain holiday customs and activities. Read full book review >

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A YEAR FULL OF HOLIDAYS by Susan Middleton Elya
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Preschool and kindergarten teachers will find this a tool of limited utility, as they will have to look elsewhere for holidays outside the Christian tradition and for alternative-family arrangements. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Young children who are always looking forward to the next holiday (and the adults they pester) will appreciate this one, as long as they are white Americans of the basically Judeo-Christian variety. Read full book review >

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F IS FOR FIESTA by Susan Middleton Elya
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"As an alphabet book incorporating the Spanish language and Latino culture, however, it shines. (Picture book. 2-7)"
The team that brought readers Oh, No, Gotta Go! (2003), with its seamless weaving of Spanish into English and its richly colored illustrations featuring big heads and little bodies, returns with a birthday story in the form of an alphabet book. Read full book review >

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OH NO, GOTTA GO! by Susan Middleton Elya
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"Appropriate for all children's collections: a real winner. (Picture book/poetry. 3-8)"
In this rollicking gallop of a tale, the rhyming couplets provide the forward impetus and the ordinary, but tense situation supplies the humor. Read full book review >

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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 >