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Summary: The yellow hippopotamus collects yellow objects and places them in his wagon. His creativity in using these objects save him from catastrophe! This is a picture book in Spanish.
Type of Reading: anytime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 6 to 8
Interest Level: 1 to 5
Age of Child: Started reading with child nearly 3 years old.
Young Reader Reaction: S/He loved it´┐½particularly the "splash" at the end. This was a regular request for several weeks (and even after we returned it to the library).
Adult Reader Reaction: This was a fun story for introducing objects and Spanish. The vocabulary is basic, and it is easy to ask basic questions (where is x? what color is y?) and build interaction into the story.
Pros: This is an easy read for someone with even basic Spanish-speaking skills.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This is an easy read, but the vocabulary, once mastered, makes the book less valuable.
Educational Themes: The book offers the opportunity to learn Spanish, simple sentence structure, and object identification.
Literary Categories: Fiction - foreign language, picture book
Date(s) Reviewed: September 2004
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