Saturday, October 23, 2010

Niko's PICKS: Calavera Abecedario

This week, we will be reviewing all Day of the Dead books! Stay tuned for more...!!!

Calavera Abecedario: A Day of the Dead Alphabet Book by Jeanette Winter

Niko dice: "Este libro es bueno para niños jovenes porque pueden aprender palabras nuevas. Yo aprendí la palabra organillero! Me gustan mucho las ilustraciones. El libro tiene inglés y español."

Lori says: "First of all, anything that Jeanette Winter does is a-ok in my book! I adore her playful, folk artsy illustrations (check out Diego and Josefina for example). This book is in English at the start, and then continues with illustrations and Spanish words for each of the letters of the alphabet (e.g., B = BRUJA plus a delightful image of a calavera witch). It's great for teaching profession words, although some are odd/very specific like sombrererohuevera or limonera. Have students create a calavera of their own based on Winter's images. VERY fun!

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