I See The World/ Yo Veo El Mundo
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
by: Reviewed by Pat Toney

Section: Children's Book Reviews

November 2012

Reviewed by Pat Toney, Children's Librarian, San Francisco Public Library, CA. Connect!

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.

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