Ceora Brown LIBR 262A

Materials for Children 0-4

72) Bebe Goes Shopping by Susan Elya

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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41) Azul (Librito De Los Colores/Book of Colors) (Spanish Ed) by Bouchama and Nadia

Bouchama, Nadia. Azul LIbrito De Los Colores/ Blue Book of Colors Spanish Edition.  Roca, 2008.  12 pages. ISBN: 978-849693909.

This little board book will teach young children the concept of colors and shapes in Spanish and English. Parents can point to friendly illustrations and toddlers can identify what the image is in English and Spanish. Babies can touch and feel the braided texture of real zapatos/shoe laces, touch and feel what “vaqueros/blue” jeans material feels like, the rubbery texture of what a “ballena/whale” feels like, and the cloth material of “calcetines/socks,” and a bowl of shiny “arandanos/blueberries”. This is a perfect bilingual board book that encourages learning. All images are blue, and the interaction between children and parents will help them feel confident enough to start locating the names of blue object around the house. (Board Book 0-3). The author-illustrator’s website can be found at–/SIG=11moujclb/EXP=1331008398/**http%3a//

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35) 123 California by Puck

Puck. 123 California: A Cool Counting Book. Illustrated by Kevin Somers. DuoPress, 2009. ISBN: 978-09796213-8.

Bold colors, small size, and up to 10 numbers in this counting board book. Introduce babies and toddlers to numbers, objects, and landscapes simultaneously. Count to ten describing California’s symbols, such as  surfboards, The Golden Gate Bridge, boats, grizzly bears, beach balls, and more.  There are large sized numbers alongside  pictures of objects, which force readers to identify the pictures aloud. Parents will help their babies or toddlers learn how to count and the special glossary section is written in English and Spanish, which will help bilingual parents identify fun locations, symbols and landmarks in California. (Nonfiction, Board book 0-4). A Kevin Somers website can be found at

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