ABC Bilingual Children’s Book
BY DR. MA. ALMA G. PEREZ
Mexican food has become very popular in the United States. This award winning bilingual children’s alphabet book on Mexican foods will help children learn their alphabet while also learning more about the ingredients and procedures for preparing many delicious meals. It may be used as a read-aloud, shared reading, or independent reading in the upper elementary grades. Its purpose is twofold: to build background about Mexican food and to provide further discussion or extension of learning.
La gastronomía mexicana se ha popularizado mucho en los Estados Unidos. Este abecedario sobre la comida mexicana no solo ayudara los niños aprender su abecedario sino aprender más sobre los ingredientes y procedimientos de preparar las muy deliciosas comidas. Puede ser utilizado para la lectura oral o para la lectura compartida o para la lectura en pareja o independiente en los grados 4º y 5º. Tiene un doble propósito: el desarrollar el conocimiento sobre la comida mexicana y el desarrollar del tema o la extensión del aprendizaje.
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8 x 8 | 36 pp. | 30 color photo pages
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2017 International Latino Book Awards – Winner, Best Latino Focused Children’s Picture Book
Midwest Book Review
“The Bilingual Shelf – Todos a Comer! A Mexican Food Alphabet Book is a bilingual, softcover English/Spanish alphabet book featuring traditional Mexican cuisine (in mouth-watering, full-color photography!) for each letter of the alphabet. “Uu is for uvas. Grapes are used to prepare salads and desserts. In the Hispanic culture, it is a custom to eat twelve grapes to welcome the new year. Does your family have this custom?” A picture glossary of Mexican cooking utensils rounds out this delightful ABC book, ideal for reading aloud and sharing with young children.” Visit Website
“¡Todos a comer! A Mexican Food Alphabet Book is so much fun. It includes one food or dish for each letter of the Spanish alphabet (with the exception of W). The layout of each page consists of a delicious picture with Spanish text on the top and English on the bottom. The photos are colorful and feature some of the most popular dishes in Mexican cuisine. There are history lessons embedded in the short descriptions that will give parents additional topics to discuss. Families with young children should have a growing collection of books at home to be read over and over to their little ones. And for those with children learning to read, a set of alphabet books – or abecedarios – are a must! They allow children to see how letters are used in different ways and how they make up the basis of our language. Alphabet books develop literacy skills and help prepare children to begin the process of learning to read. So it is imporant to have abecedarios that are fun, colorful, and engaging. ¡Todos a comer! does just that. Visit Website
“I read this book with my 7-year-old nephew and he gave it 5 Platypires. He said he enjoyed this book and liked that it was in English and in Spanish. He liked learning about all the different foods from Mexico some of which he has eaten. He said he plans on reading this book to his younger brothers so they can learn as well. Personally, I thought it was fun to read the book in both languages. I also enjoyed learning about all the different foods. I liked how the pictures were all colorful and when we stumbled over a word we could find the translation pretty easily.
Overall, I would recommend this book to those who are in a bilingual home.” Visit Website
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