Friday, January 11, 2013

BLOG TOUR and GIVEAWAY: Escucha Means Listen

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Escucha Means Listen

From the mowing of the lawn to the splish-splashing of rain puddles, Talia Aikens-Nuñez’s bilingual picture book Escucha Means Listen introduces toddlers and babies to the sweet sounds around them.

Take a journey through the world—just listening. Escucha Means Listen helps children discover sounds around them in English and Spanish.

Excerpt

Buzz. Buzz. Qué oyes? (What do you hear?)

Las abejas (The bees) circling the flowers.
Woosh. Woosh. What do you hear?

El viento (The wind) is whistling by.
Shh. Shh. Qué oyes? (What do you hear?)

Las hojas (The leaves) are dancing on the trees.

REVIEW

What a cute book! This is a fun way to teach children about sounds as well as Spanish and English terms for those sounds.  The illustrations are bright and cheerful and illustrate the words perfectly.  One of my pet peeves is when the illustrations don't match the texts.  That is not a problem here. The only thing that would have made it better would be a pronunciation guide for those who don't speak Spanish. Other than that I can recommend the book highly as a fun way to introduce children to the world around them.

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Author Talia Aikens-Nuñez  

Talia Aikens-Nuñez wanted to be a meteorologist, a politician and a lawyer. She never thought she would be a writer. It was the birth of her daughter that caused her to start writing. Raising a bilingual child inspired Talia to write lyrical children’s books. These ‘first experience’ books introduce Spanish to children and parents too! Talia’s family loves nature so much that she and her husband vowed that they will always try to live close to water. She, her husband and daughter live on a river in Connecticut with their daughter Isabella.

Tour Giveaway

$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

Ends 1/21/12

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer http://iamareader.com and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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1 comment:

  1. I agree about the pronunciation guide - my daughter and I argued about a few words! lol We also reviewed this one!

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