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AL AGUA PATOS! (El mundo del Pequenin)

Author: Fiona Watt

Illustrator: Rachel Wells

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Publisher: Usborne Publishing Limited,

Material: paperback

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, read aloud

Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 6 to 8

Interest Level: 1 to 5

Age of Child: Read with an 18-month-old child.

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.

Borrow or Buy: Skip it.

If You Liked This Book, Try: OSO PARDO, OSO PARDO, que ves ahi? (Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?)   BUENAS NOCHES, LUNA (Good Night, Moon)   BABY EINSTEIN: Wordsworth's Book of Words; A Bilingual Book of Words

Educational Themes: You can use this book to teach anatomy and daily processes.

Literary Categories: fiction - picture book, family, bilingual, Spanish

Date(s) Reviewed: March 2004

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