Escucha Means Listen by Talia Aikens-Nuñez is a charming bilingual story that introduces children to the sounds of their world. From the honking of a truck’s horn to the banging of men working and the chirping of birds, youngsters will explore the sounds around them with this beautifully illustrated book.
There is such a great need for quality bilingual books, especially in a community like ours with a children’s hospital filled with patients of all nationalities and ethnic backgrounds. Escucha Means Listen is lyrical with a repetitive prose that will make it easy to read. The stunning artwork provided by Dina Ashraf Helmi is the perfect complement to the story. With soothing colors and soft lines, people, animals and things come alive.
I see this as a great book to take outside, so you and your child could walk along and match sounds from the book to sounds you hear on a walk together. Especially in this dreadful time of isolation, teaching young people to stop and appreciate the world around them is important.
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Age Range: 5 – 6 years
Paperback: 42 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (January 30, 2016)
I received a digital copy of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.
Las abejas (The bees) circling the flowers.
Woosh. Woosh. What do you hear?
El viento (The wind) is whistling by.
Shh. Shh. Qué oyes? (What do you hear?)
Las hojas (The leaves) are dancing on the trees.
Talia Aikens-Nuñez wanted to be a meteorologist, a politician and a lawyer. She never thought she would be an author. It was the birth of her daughter that caused her to start writing. Raising a bilingual child inspired Talia to write multicultural children’s books.
Talia’s family loves nature so much that she and her husband vowed that they will always try to live close to water. She and her family live in Connecticut with a little pond.
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Talia Aikens-Nunez will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.