Saturday, January 12, 2013

Escucha Means Listen by Talia Aikens-Nuñez

Escucha Means Listen

From the mowing of the lawn to the splish-splashing of rain puddles, Talia Aikens-Nuñez’s bilingual picture book Escucha Means Listen introduces toddlers and babies to the sweet sounds around them.
Take a journey through the world—just listening. Escucha Means Listen helps children discover sounds around them in English and Spanish.

Buzz. Buzz. Qué oyes? (What do you hear?)
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.

My Thoughts
Living in Teaxs I have been surrounded by the Spanish language and have always want to be fluent in the language. Aikens-Nuñez's Escucha Means Listen will help children learn Spanish with many familiar phrases and words. I certainly wish I had such books when I was younger. The pictures are sweet and the story follows a young girl throughout her day of listening to the sounds around her. This is a great book to read with your child, especially if you want them to be multilingual!

From Talia Aikens-Nuñez 

I recently saw Lincoln, the movie. It inspired me to re-read a few books from college. They are all loaded into me eReader.
(1) The Republic by Plato
(2) The Federalist Papers
(3) Utopia by Thomas Moore
(4) The Prince by Machiavelli
(5) The Art of War by Sun Tzu
(6) The Social Contract by Rousseau
(7) Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
(8) The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx


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