I received a copy of this book (which I chose to read as a member of Rosie Amber’s Book Review Team) from the author but that does not effect my review in any way.
This is the first bilingual book I’ve seen and it caught my interest. I don’t speak Spanish although I learnt it for a year at school and that was enough for me to recognise many of the words.
I thought the pronunciation and grammar notes were useful and clear and I found it easy to read along in Spanish and fun to work out what each word meant.
Ivan, the baby, has a mess of food under his highchair. His parents, distracted with all they have to do to notice nothing, but his brother and sister, Benjamin and Elena, know that something’s wrong when even Ringo, the dog, won’t eat it.
Soon it’s clear something new is in the house and that can be looked for and spotted on each page which young readers will enjoy.
The illustrations are terrific and make what could be something quite scary into something not so. There’s also a lovely ending which leaves children knowing that everything’s alright.
There’s a list of the prepositions used at the end with the translations which adds to the learning experience.
All in all this is a wonderful book to share with a young person in your life with the added attraction of it being a learning opportunity too.