Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Little Chickies by Susie Jaramillo (Book Review)

Disclosure of material connection- I received a copy of the book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for my honest thoughts. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions stated are 100% my own.

About the book-

Little Chickies is based on "Los Pollitos Dicen" (Little Chickies Squeal), one of the most popular nursery rhymes in Spanish (as popular as "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" is in English). A wonderful homage to a mother and her kids, the nursery rhyme centers on adorable baby chicks hatching from their eggs and crying out that they're hungry and their resourceful mama hen taking care of them.

Canticos has developed an innovative reversible design that offers the continuous original story in its native Spanish language one one side, and a new rhyming English language version on the other. A reader can read the story through one one side, get to the end, and flip the book to read the story in the second language. The English adaptation of the song is as catchy and lyrical as the Spanish version and sure to enchant new audiences not familiar with the original song. The book is also interactive, with lift-the-flap* and turn-the-wheel novelty features to encourage interaction and fine motor skills.

My thoughts-

Little Chickies is a fascinating way to introduce your little ones to the world of languages. Seeing the same book with words both in Spanish and English with precious pictures would help both the Spanish speaking child venturing into the word of English and a great way to introduce English speaking children to a new language and a new culture. I would love to see this become a series of books with other Spanish nursery rhymes featured. I absolutely recommend this book to any parent.

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