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FAMILY - LA FAMILLE

Author: Clare Beaton

Illustrator: Clare Beaton

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Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Inc

Material: paperback

Summary: This book identifies family members with engaging and active illustration of a teddy bear family. This is French vocabulary book with English and French words for family members and a pronunciation guide in the back.

Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud

Recommended Age: read toether: 3 to 6; read yourself: 5 to 7

Interest Level: 3 to 6

Age of Child: Started reading with a 3 year old child.

Young Reader Reaction: Preschooler repeated the words in English and French and talked about members of his/her family as we read the book.

Adult Reader Reaction: This is a quick read at this age--a short, but effective French lesson. It's perfect for introducing French in normal conversation. As with this entire series, the pronunciation guide is great for beginners or those of us who are rusty with the language.

Pros: This book encourages conversation about family and foreign languages.

Cons: This book encourages conversation about family and foreign languages.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. As a vocabulary tool, the book's usefulness will continue into grade school.

If You Liked This Book, Try: GOODNIGHT EVERYONE: BONNE NUIT A TOUS   LA RONDE DES CHIFFRES (THE WHEEL OF NUMBERS)   WEATHER/LES TEMPS

Educational Themes: French vocabulary and simple terms for family make up the educational themes for this book.

Literary Categories: Nonfiction - picture book series, French, animal characters, family, bilingual

Date(s) Reviewed: February 2005

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