Monday, January 14, 2013

Review of ~Escucha Means Listen by Talia Aikens-Nunez

Escucha' Means Listen

From the mowing of the lawn to the splish-splashing of rain puddles, Talia Aikens-Nuñez’s bilingual picture book Escucha Means Listen introduces toddlers and babies to the sweet sounds around them.

Take a journey through the world—just listening. Escucha Means Listen helps children discover sounds around them in English and Spanish.

Buzz. Buzz. Qué oyes? (What do you hear?)
Las abejas (The bees) circling the flowers.

Woosh. Woosh. What do you hear?
                                           El viento (The wind) is whistling by.

                                                     Shh. Shh. Qué oyes? (What do you hear?)
                                                      Las hojas (The leaves) are dancing on the trees.


I read this to my five year old daughter and she really enjoyed it. Grant you I'm a bit rusty on my Spanish, but I was surprised that I still knew how to pronounce every word....GO MOM!
My daughter really enjoyed the vivid pictures that went along with each line of this short little story. She was able to a simulate very easily which is a great helper when you are trying to teach anyone a new language...let alone my daughter is still trying to read a lot of words.
We both really enjoyed this story and she can't wait to share her new words with her preschool friends.

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Author Talia Aikens-Nuñez  

Talia Aikens-Nuñez wanted to be a meteorologist, a politician and a lawyer. She never thought she would be a writer. It was the birth of her daughter that caused her to start writing. Raising a bilingual child inspired Talia to write lyrical children’s books. These ‘first experience’ books introduce Spanish to children and parents too! Talia’s family loves nature so much that she and her husband vowed that they will always try to live close to water. She, her husband and daughter live on a river in Connecticut with their daughter Isabella.

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