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Summary: las galletas (cookies) are an integral part of our lives. Through words and pictures, the narrator reminds us about how we think, talk and react to cookies. This is a bilingual picture book.
Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 6; read yourself: 5 to 8
Interest Level: 2 to 7
Age of Child: Read with 4-year-old child.
Young Reader Reaction: Our preschooler was quite intrigued by the pictures but wasn't as interested in listening to our reading. She was just looking at the illustrations in the book and the end pages.
Adult Reader Reaction: Don't read this on an empty stomach. The message is hardly subliminal. The book is less a story than a series of vignettes about cookies, as food and cliche.
Pros: The comic-like illustrations make the book inviting and will keep children's attention while you read the stories. Presenting the story in two languages helps break the monotony.
Cons: The story won't take many readings, even with two languages and a picture of Martha Stewart inside. We couldn't interest our child in reading it again.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. It is a nice book to put in rotation when you're introducing Spanish at home, but not so great you want it as part of your personal library.