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“A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.”
Summary: Having covered himself in food in his high chair, a young boy is off to his bath. We go through the process with him as he gets ready for bed. This story in Spanish describes one child's journey from messy to clean to bed. This story in Spanish describes one child's journey from messy to clean to bed.
Type of Reading: family reading, playtime reading
Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 6 to 8
Age of Child: read at 18 months
Young Reader Reaction: Despite lots of attempts to read it, s/he came over to close the book whenever we started reading.
Adult Reader Reaction: As stories go, it's rather simplistic. The language seems stilted, but we thought it would be perfect for introducing new words and body parts. Try as we might, it was "no sale."
Pros: There is only one sentence per page and the illustrations are colorful.
Cons: Despite having a baby and a dog on every page, and taking a bath (a toddler favorite activity in our house) it was impossible to generate any interest.
Educational Themes: You can use this book to teach anatomy and daily processes.
Literary Categories: fiction - foreign language
Date(s) Reviewed: March 2004
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