There is lots to see and do on our trip to Mexico. We will spend time at the beach, ride a train, climb the pyramids, and go to a festival and enjoy music and a parade.
This brightly colored picture book offers a nice overview of Mexico and Mexican culture. Learning Spanish is optional, because the vocabulary is separate from the story.
At first our child only wanted to read the story and wasn't interested in the Spanish vocabulary. When we read it a second (and third ...) time she was more interested in matching the objects with the pictures in Spanish.
Sharing this story is like going on a quick vacation: lots to see and do. The illustrations are terrific, and having the vocabulary on a separate page made it easy to just read the story. We also liked the fact that in addition to a collection of nouns and adjectives, the Spanish words also included verbs.
This is a rhyming story that offers Spanish vocabulary, too.
The book's format allows you to learn about Mexico's geography, history, and culture; enjoy a rhyming story; and/or learn some Spanish. It is a great introduction to Mexico (like a whirlwind vacation) that is easily brought to life at home, with other library books, or through your local community (i.e., cultural festivals).
8 to 10
3 to 8
Started reading with 5½-year-old child.
Borrow, at least. This is an enjoyable read that has content that will grow with your child. If you are building a bilingual library with fun stories (not just vocabulary), then this is a great one to have.