#TuesdayBookBlog #bookreview for It Came From Under The Highchair (in English and Spanish) by Karl Beckstrand @karlbeckstrand and illustrated by Jeremy Higginbotham #RBRT #kidlit

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.

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About Georgia Rose

Georgia Rose is a writer and the author of the romantic and suspenseful Grayson Trilogy books: A Single Step, Before the Dawn and Thicker than Water. A short story, The Joker, based on a favourite character from the series followed and is free to download from Amazon. Her fourth novel, Parallel Lies, a standalone, encompasses crime along with Georgia’s usual blending of genre. Following a long stint working in the law Georgia set up her own business providing administration services for other companies which she does to this day managing to entwine that work along with her writing. Georgia’s background in countryside living, riding, instructing and working with horses has provided the knowledge needed for some of her storylines; the others are a product of her passion for people watching and her overactive imagination! Her busy life is set in a tranquil part of rural Cambridgeshire in the UK where she lives with her much neglected husband and dog. Their son, currently at university, comes and goes and their daughter, having delighted them all for long enough, has eventually moved out, got married, and is discovering the joys of being all grown up and having a mortgage.
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4 Responses to #TuesdayBookBlog #bookreview for It Came From Under The Highchair (in English and Spanish) by Karl Beckstrand @karlbeckstrand and illustrated by Jeremy Higginbotham #RBRT #kidlit

  1. Shelley says:

    What a great idea! Sounds like a fun book.

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