My School - Mi Escuela

Summary:

Within the pages of this book, you'll find labels for the places, things, and activities that comprise a school day.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The illustrations are great and the vocabulary (in both English and Spanish) complement the text. The book would create a nice fit in a bilingual preschool classroom.

Content Awareness Factors:

There is no story, just a word or two per page. Luckily the illustrations offer potential to elaborate and create a story ... if you're creative.


Little Kid Reaction

Our preschooler loves speaking Spanish (routinely making up words), but we couldn't garner much interest in this book, even with multiple attempts.

Parent Reaction

Given that the dust jacket describes the books as "eloquently written text" we expected to read a bilingual story. This is nothing more than a well illustrated picture book for identifying objects.

Type of Book:
This is a bilingual book that introduces school to young children.
Educational Themes:

With simple vocabulary presentations, you can introduce the essential elements of school in Spanish and English.

Reading Level:
0.8
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
4 to 6
Recommended Age To Read Together:
0 to 4
Age of child:
Read with 4½-year-old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at best. While this offers basic vocabulary, there are other books with stories that can engage your child more.

Title My School / Mi Escuela
Author Ginger Fogelsong Guy
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers © 2006
Illustrators Vivi Escriva
ISBN 0060791012
Material Hard Cover
Cost $12.99
Genres Foreign Language | Bilingual
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