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BUENAS NOCHES, LUNA (Good Night, Moon)

Author: Margaret Wise Brown

Illustrator: Clement Hurd

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Publisher: Harper Festival, a Division of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. © 2002

Material: board book

Summary: This is the Spanish version of the classic children's book. A little bunny says goodnight to all of the things in his bedroom. The story is a child's eye catalog of the important things in his world

Type of Reading: bedtime story

Recommended Age: 3 to 6

Age of Child: first read at 9 months

Young Reader Reaction: As the child's identification skills expanded, the interest in reading the Spanish (vice the English) version increased.

Adult Reader Reaction: In English or Spanish, it's a pretty straightforward book. It's a great opportunity to practice pronunciation and expand one's vocabulary.

Pros: It's great to find a classic in a different language! With a known story, it's easier to introduce a second language to our child.

Cons: This isn't an easy read for early/beginning Spanish speakers.

Borrow or Buy: If you're not a native or conversational Spanish speaker, borrow it first to see how comfortable you are with the vocabulary and pronunciation.

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

Educational Themes: The combination of pictures and few words offer ample opportunity for interactive reading and object identification.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, foreign language

Date(s) Reviewed: July 2003

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