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¡Haga el tiempo que haga! - Whatever the Weather (Spanish)
By (author): Carol Thompson Illustrated by: Carol Thompson Translated by: Teresa Mlawer
9781846439773 Board book Spanish, Translated from: English Juvenile: Age (years) from 3 - 6, Grade (CAN) exact K, Grade (US) exact K JUVENILE FICTION / Science & Nature / Weather Sep 01, 2017
$5.99 CAD
Active 203 x 203 x 203203 x 10 mm x 10 mm 12 pages 12 Colour illustrations Child's Play (International) Ltd
¡A jugar con el viento! ¡Hay una gran variedad de vistas, sonidos, olores, sabores y texturas para descubrir y disfrutar! En esta serie de libros de cartón, magníficamente ilustrada, Carol Thompson celebra la respuesta sensorial de los niños frente a la naturaleza. ¡HAGA EL TIEMPO QUE HAGA!

(Starred Review) One of a charming set of books that explore different kinds of weather from a toddler's point of view. In this cheery offering, a multiethnic group of round-faced tots enjoys the sun from sunup to sundown. Working from the original, English text, the Spanish translation is simple and direct, just right for beginning talkers. The vibrant and cheery mixed-media illustrations depict children greeting the sun, donning sun hats and sunscreen, taking off their clothes, having fun in a wading pool and tub, and eventually saying hello to the shadows and goodbye to the sun. The book's companions are equally successful. In Viento (Wind), readers will practically feel the wind as it blows hair, leaves, hats, and seeds until it finally departs: "…Shhhhh…." In Nieve (Snow), a brown-skinned child with curly black hair eagerly puts on snow clothes to play outside. After sliding and slipping, crunching through the snow and making snowpeople, with a cold nose and cold fingers, it is time to go in: "¡Hasta mañana, muñecos de nieve!" ("See you tomorrow, snow people!") In Lluvia (Rain), readers will feel the initial disappointment of the Asian protagonist with a pink bunny as a few raindrops become a downpour—and then delight in the fun that can be had in simply getting wet and stomping in the puddles. Indeed, whatever the weather, one can always have fun. (Board book. 1-3) - Kirkus Reviews

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