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Title:
My house : a book in two languages = Mi casa : un libro en dos lenguas
Author:
Emberley, Rebecca.
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Publication Information:
Boston : Little, Brown, 1990.
Physical Description:
23 unnumbered pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
Captioned illustrations and Spanish and English text describe things found in a house.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780316236379
Format :
Book

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Captioned illustrations and Spanish and English text describe things found in a house.


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School Library Journal Review

Bright, busy, and iconic, the cut-paper collages in these two books show common objects in a house and about town. Each picture has a short sentence explaining the action; all of the objects are labelled in both English and in Spanish. An added plus is that My House introduces colors and Taking a Walk introduces shapes. The simplicity and directness of the presentations make these good teaching tools regardless of listeners/readers' first language, as the words chosen are appropriate for young children. However, the Spanish translations contain a number of errors. For example, in My House , purpuera is used for ``purple.'' Purpura is the correct term. El apagadore de luces is not as current as el interruptor for ``light switch.'' There are also problems with agreement-- el aula, not la aula as Taking a Walk uses it--and numerous spelling errors. Also in Taking a Walk , ``square'' is translated as cuadro , which means ``picture.'' The word used for ``kite,'' el papalote, is a specifically Cuban term; the more common usage is la cometa. There are also some misplaced accent marks. It's a pity because, were it not for the errors, the books could have provided a pleasant and effective bilingual offering with great child appeal. --Ann Welton, University Child Development School, Seattle (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.