Ceora Brown LIBR 262A

Materials for Children 0-4

72) Bebe Goes Shopping by Susan Elya

on March 27, 2012

Elya, M. Susan. Bebe Goes Shopping. Illustrated by Steven Salerno. Harcourt, Inc. New York. 36 pages.  ISBN: 978-0152061425.

A rhyming story about a mother and son’s Saturday trip to the grocery store–the Supermercado.  Spanish vocabulary is intermixed with English words in a fun rhyming scheme. Explore the baby’s adventure to the Supermercado, “Bebe leans and reaches. Mama has to shout. “Cuidado!” she warns him, so he won’t fall out.” Moma keeps her cool as her baby impolitely grabs items from the store. A perfect story for presenting a bonding relationship between mother and son in a grocery store. Learn  Every Spanish word is highlighted in black to make the words more visible. Young children will hear and learn Spanish words easily through rhyme on each page. A glossary at the end of the story will help wit pronunciation and definition.   Beautiful illustrations done in gouache, watercolor, colored ink, and pencil are colorful and large on the page. A perfect bilingual story time read aloud. (Picture book 3-6). No author website.  Illustrator website can be found at


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