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My Big Barefoot Book of Spanish & English Words

Sophie Fatus



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Barefoot Books
01 July 2016
"A bilingual first words collection with a twist: this unique book combines storytelling with English and Spanish vocabulary building as young readers follow the adventures of the Palabra family as they go about their day and prepare for a special celebration.

AGES: 2-6

AUTHOR: Sophie Fatus has won worldwide acclaim for her bright and distinctive artwork. She has illustrated the 'The Story Tree', 'Yoga Pretzels' and 'If You're Happy and You Know It' for Barefoot Books.


Over 700 words in Spanish and English: Playfully illustrated vocabulary for items and themes like animals, home, food, jobs and familiar places, all designed to be as dialectically neutral as possible to represent a multitude of Spanish-speaking regions .

Highly engaging: Alternating detailed scenes of daily life with simple pages of labelled illustrations helps with vocabulary building and word recognition. The bright, busy spreads invite readers to find new ways to interact with the book every time they read .

Diversity and inclusivity: The artwork was developed with an inclusivity specialist to positively depict the people of many ages, races, cultures, lifestyles and abilities who make up the family's community

REVIEWS: ""A friendly and diverse cast of characters helps create a book with broad appeal, as well as plentiful whimsical details to examine"" - Publishers Weekly ""This multicultural take on a Busytown sort of place is rife with opportunities for I-spy reading and language acquisition . . . A fine addition to the word-book shelf"" - Kirkus Reviews"

Imprint:   Barefoot Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 298mm,  Width: 254mm, 
Weight:   726g
ISBN:   9781782852865
ISBN 10:   1782852867
Pages:   48
Publication Date:  
Recommended Age:   From 2 to 6 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Reviews for My Big Barefoot Book of Spanish & English Words

...rife with opportunities for I-spy reading and language acquisition... A fine addition to the word-book shelf - Kirkus Reviews An engaging story about the ways readers can learn from their everday surroundings... Readers will find Sam and Maya friendly guides in understanding the world in more than one language - Booklist

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