Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Rubia and the Three Osos by Susan Middleton Elya - ESSENTIAL
Elya, Susan Middleton Rubia and the Three Osos illustrated by Melissa Sweet 40 pg. Hyperion Books, 2010. PICTURE BOOK. $15.99. This was a cute new English/Spanish rendition of the classic Goldilocks and the Three Bears story. Written in rhyme, there is a smattering of Spanish words throughout the story that are highlighted and bolded. Unique about Spanish words is that the English meaning isn't accompanied with the Spanish word which I thought was a fresh change up. There is, however, a glossary included at the back. The rhyming was consistent throughout the story which made it a smooth, lyrical read. The story is the same until the end where there is a revised ending with a nice moral. The illustrations were fantastic and added a wonderful dimension to the story. This would be a fun one to have in a bilingual class. EL-ESSENTIAL. Whitney, Library-Teacher.