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OSO PARDO, OSO PARDO, que ves ahi? (Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?)

Author: Bill Martin

Illustrator: Eric Carle

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Publisher: Henry Holt & Company, Inc.,

Material: board book

Summary: Brown Bear is the first to answer the question. His reply begins the series of responses by several animals, a teacher and her class, and what they see looking at them. This is the Spanish version of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Type of Reading: family reading, playtime reading, learning to read, 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 2-year-old child.

Young Reader Reaction: S/He loves to repeat the names of the animals in Spanish. We're always asked to turn back to the pages with la maestra (teacher) and los ninos (children).

Adult Reader Reaction: A fun read. It is great way to teach animals and colors in Spanish.

Pros: You don't need more than rudimentary Spanish to read the book.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy it. It's quite versatile…and will be useful far beyond the infant/toddler recommended age range.

If You Liked This Book, Try: FIESTA!   BABY EINSTEIN LANGUAGE NURSERY   BABY EINSTEIN: Wordsworth's Book of Words; A Bilingual Book of Words

Educational Themes: You can teach Spanish, animals and colors all in one book.

Literary Categories: Fiction - animal characters, bilingual Spanish, colors

Date(s) Reviewed: November 2003

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