I Wish I Had Freckles Like Abby / Quiseiera Tener Pecas Como Abby


Rosa and Abby are friends. Abby has freckles, and Rosa thinks they make her look beautiful. Whether it is in art class or playing outside, Rosa tries and tries to have her freckles, just like her friends. But it is no use. What she learns, though, is that Abby loves her glasses!

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This bilingual story about friendship and admiration offers kids a chance to reflect on themselves, too. You can easily choose to read the story in English, Spanish, or both.

Content Awareness Factors:

You must be comfortable reading Spanish. Although it offers some "beginner" vocabulary, the content is such that you will want to be comfortable with your pronunciation.

Little Kid Reaction

Our daughter likes this book and always insists that it be read with the companion title I Wish I Had Glasses like Rosa. Rosa and Abby are seen as friends; and we have been "meeting" them every night for a week now.

Parent Reaction

Although the books make great monographs, it is fun to read the stories together. They are excellent complements to each other, and the girls' creativity is fun.

Type of Book:
This is a bilingual picture book that celebrates one's unique traits. It is a companion book to a bilingual book about glasses.
Educational Themes:

This is a classic story about friends wanting to be just like the other. It can be enjoyed just as it is, or it can be an introduction to talking about what you like about your friends (beyond looks!), making the most of your own assets, and self esteem.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 9
Age of child:
Started reading with 5-year-old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy both books. They are companions and are great friends for your young child. The vocabulary lists and some of the idioms are handy if you are working with a seocnd language.

Title I Wish I Had Freckles like Abby / Quiseiera tener pecas como Abby
Author Kathryn Heling, Deborah Hembrock
Publisher Raven Tree Press © 2013
Illustrators Bonnie Adamson
ISBN 0972497382
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.95
Genres Friendship, Self Worth, Foreign Language | Bilingual, Latin America | Latine People
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