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Author: William J Adams

Illustrator: Tom Stiglich

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Publisher: Mandy and Andy Books,

Material: paperback

Summary: Andy and Mandy are going to visit their grandparents. As soon as they arrive at their grandparents’ farm, they meet different kinds of animals, including chickens, horses, cats, and other barnyard friends. This is a bilingual book that tells the story in Spanish, or you can flip the book and read it in English.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, playtime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 5; read yourself: 6 to 9

Interest Level: 2 to 5

Age of Child: Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™

Young Reader Reaction: The book is entertaining and educational. With animated cartoon characters and bright drawings, this book shows the importance of appreciating your family. I would definitely recommend this book to children up ages 5 or 6.

Adult Reader Reaction: Review pending.

Pros: Familiar animals and a family visit to the farm are brought to life with colorful illustrations and a fun story.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow, at least. This is an excellent book for engaging young kids in a story. They can learn about animals and "talk" their language.

If You Liked This Book, Try: GOIN' TO THE ZOO / VAMOS AL ZOOLOGICO (Mandy and Andy)   ALPHABET BOOK (Usborne Farmyard Tales)   THE FARMYARD JAMBOREE

Educational Themes: This would be an excellent book for toddlers and preschoolers. You can use it to talk about family members and name animals in both English and Spanish.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book series, animal characters, family, grandparents, bilingual, Spanish

Date(s) Reviewed: May 2009

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