A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Teaches kids basic food vocabulary in English and Spanish, repetition of words and phrases make it easier to learn a new language.
There's no language barrier in making friends -- friendship and feelings are a universal language we can all understand! Themes include communication, empathy and teamwork. Positive messages around being patient and understanding of others.
Positive Role Models
Birdie is patient and understanding, showing empathy for his new friend, while Lolo is open to trying new things. They work together to find a solution, demonstrating the importance of cooperation and teamwork.
A bluebird and a dinosaur become unlikely friends, despite a language barrier, encouraging kids to embrace and celebrate differences.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that I'm Hungry! / ¡Tengo hambre! by author-illustrator Angela Dominguez (Stella Díaz series) is a charming bilingual picture book in English and Spanish perfect for introducing kids to basic food vocabulary. The story follows a chatty little bluebird and a hungry orange dinosaur who can't seem to find the perfect snack. Despite the obvious differences between them and an apparent language barrier -- the dinosaur only seems to speak Spanish, while the bluebird only speaks English -- these unlikely friends successfully communicate, express their emotions, and reach a mutual agreement at the end. This cute picture book is the first in the Lolo & Birdie book series.
Is It Any Good?
This easy to follow picture book by Angela Dominguez does a great job illustrating the fact that some of us speak Spanish, while others speak English, and some of us even speak both languages. I'm Hungry! / ¡Tengo hambre! offers a simple storyline that's easy for kids to follow. Repetitive phrases help kids learn new words in both English and Spanish. Included is a delightful blend of humor, friendship, and language learning. Vibrant illustrations provide visual cues and playful text make it a fun and engaging read for bilingual families, and kids of all ages wanting to learn a new language. It's a feel-good picture book for all to enjoy!
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