Luna provides an introduction to vocabulary and the type of questions parents and caregivers can engage in when sharing a book with children. The text is simple and does not tell a story. Each spread presents a new scene of discovery: land, sea, indoors, outdoors, day and night. The questions are directive such as: Where is the cow? Can you find a doll? Show me the fireflies. As with the mouse in Carle’s 1-2-3 to the Zoo, there is a bee in each scene. The illustrations are presented in a colorful two-dimensional collage. The book could be strengthened with open-ended questions. El conejo
is described as esponjadito
yet the English translation is furry and the rabbit doesn’t look fluffy. Alberca
is used for swimming pool rather than piscina
. Recommended with reservations
I See The World/ Yo Veo El Mundo. Tom Luna. Illus by Christina Song. South Pasadena: Lectura Books, 2012. 23 pp. $8.95 (Paperback). ISBN 978-1-60448-020-7. Grades Pre-K. Bilingual English and Spanish.