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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Spanish and English Book Teaches About Squiggly Things and More


Title: She Doesn't Want the Worms - Ella no quiere los gusano
Author: Karl Beckstrand
Illustrator: David Hollenbach
LCCN: 2010910827
BISAC:JUV002140, JUV019000, JUV020000, JUV028000, JNF020010, JUV054000·Soft cover picture Book: 24 pages, 8"x 10"
Suggested List Price: $3.25 ebook, $14.95 retail
Publisher: Premio Publishing & Gozo Books (June 2011) Premiobooks.com
Languages: English, Spanish, or bilingual
ISBN bilingual:978-0-9776065-2-8, Engl: 978-0615492780, Span: 978-0977606573, eBiling: 978-1452485263, eSpan: 978-1452471020
Awards: Top 10 "Best Books" of 2011:

"She will not clutch, nor even touch, the bumblebee I gave her. The fly, she hates (but tolerates it ... like a sour neighbor)." This striking bilingual exploration of a little girl's aversion to all things wiggly works effortlessly on every level. Operating as a Spanish and/or English rhyming and grammar lesson--plus a humorous, yet gross, index of bugs, including beetles, salamanders, moths, and spiders, among others--and presenting museum-quality, collage-like artwork, this title raises the bar for all children's picture books. Ages two and up. - ForeWord Reviews Aug. 2011


Activities include: Counting/finding, pronunciation guide for trying out the names of creepy crawlies in Spanish and English. For Ages 3+

 
More About the Author: Karl Beckstrand works with the Utah
 Humanities Council "Author on Main Street" (bilingual lecturer). Learn more about him at  KarlBeckstrand.com .

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1 comment:

karlb said...

Thanks for the review. Viewers can see online SECRETS from this book's illustrations at Premiobooks.com