Thursday, September 10, 2009

Learn Spanish With Maisy


Cousins, Lucy. 2009. Maisy's Food. A Maisy Dual-Language Book.
Cousins, Lucy. 2009. Maisy's Clothes. A Maisy Dual-Language Book.
Cousins, Lucy. 2009. Maisy's Toys. A Maisy Dual-Language Book.
Cousins, Lucy. 2009. Maisy's Animals. A Maisy Dual-Language Book.

Want to learn Spanish with Maisy? Now you can with Candlewick Press's newest Maisy books: Maisy's Food, Maisy's Clothes, Maisy's Animals, and Maisy's Toys. What to expect from each one? Simple illustrations in very bright colors. Each spread features words in English and Spanish that go with the illustration.

In Maisy's Clothes, for example, we see Maisy and one of her friends standing in the rain. We learn these words: rainhat, rubber boots, umbrella, and raincoat. (El sombrero de lluvia, las botas de goma, el paraguas, el impermeable). Not all spreads have that many vocabulary words. Some are quite simple.

What I like about Maisy--in general--are the bright colors of the illustrations and the simple-and-sweet approach of the text. Nothing fancy. Nothing complicated. Just Maisy being Maisy.

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

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