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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Introduces basic seasonal concepts, bilingual vocabulary. Great way to promote early bilingual literacy.
Every season offers something different -- it's fun to play in the snow, go apple picking, have a picnic when it's warm, watch flowers grow. Then do it all over again in the new year!
Positive Role Models
Joyful kids play and enjoy the four seasons in a variety of ways.
Parents Need to Know
Días y días / Days and Days, by Ginger Foglesong Guy, explores the four seasons in Spanish and English. Brightly illustrated by René King Moren, this bilingual picture book introduces kids to basic seasonal concepts and vocabulary. Most pages just list vocabulary words for each season without any narrative binding these words together. Still, the soft-edged pastel illustrations nicely counterbalance the minimal bilingual text and fill each page with details that capture the essence of the four seasons. It's a fun and simple early bilingual picture book, great for toddlers and young kids learning a new language.
Is It Any Good?
Engaging artwork explores the beauty of each season, amplifies the text, and offers many details for kids to pore over as they think about each season. Author Ginger Foglesong Guy easily promotes early literacy in two languages though related vocabulary and easy-to-follow text -- great for family storytime. The illustrations in Días y días / Days and Days are mostly on double-page spreads that highlight key events in each season and the big changes that happen throughout the year. The book provides a great conversation starter for little kids just beginning to learn about the world around them. An illustrated glossary at the back of the book presents more bilingual words used to name the clothing we wear during the four seasons.
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