Title: Escucha Means Listen
Author: Tialia Aikens-Nunez
Illustrator: Dina Ashraf Helmi
Publication: November 29, 2012
Genre: Children’sAudience: All Ages
From the mowing of the lawn to the splish-splashing of rain puddles, Talia Aikens-Nuñez’s bilingual picture book Escucha Means Listen introduces toddlers and babies to the sweet sounds around them.
Take a journey through the world—just listening. Escucha Means Listen helps children discover sounds around them in English and Spanish.
My Thoughts: I enjoyed this read with my daughter. My daughter liked making up her own sound for each page. Learning new Spanish words was a fun thing to do together (my enunciation is very rusty which added to the fun). The illustrations are done superbrbly and are inviting. I love a children's book that envokes conversation and Escucha Means Listen does this. Not only did this story make me happy it made my daughter happy. It is a keeper for us.
Buzz. Buzz. Qué oyes? (What do you hear?)
Las abejas (The bees) circling the flowers.
Woosh. Woosh. What do you hear?
El viento (The wind) is whistling by.
Shh. Shh. Qué oyes? (What do you hear?)
Las hojas (The leaves) are dancing on the trees.
Author Talia Aikens-Nuñez
Talia Aikens-Nuñez wanted to be a meteorologist, a politician and a lawyer. She never thought she would be a writer. It was the birth of her daughter that caused her to start writing. Raising a bilingual child inspired Talia to write lyrical children’s books. These ‘first experience’ books introduce Spanish to children and parents too! Talia’s family loves nature so much that she and her husband vowed that they will always try to live close to water. She, her husband and daughter live on a river in Connecticut with their daughter Isabella.
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