A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Teaches basic vocabulary in English and Spanish, repetition of words and phrases make it easier to learn. Promotes a healthy bedtime routine.
Emphasizes the importance of a good night's sleep. Despite Lolo's initial resistance, Birdie patiently guides him through bedtime routines, highlighting the importance of rest.
Positive Role Models
Birdie demonstrates patience, kindness, and understanding, while Lolo shows curiosity and a playful spirit. Themes include communication, empathy, curiosity, and teamwork. Birdie and Lolo work through problems together, exemplifying what it means to be a good friend.
Birdie is a small bluebird who speaks only English, Lolo is an orange T-Rex who speaks only Spanish. Despite differences, this unlikely duo embraces differences and works together to solve problems.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that "I'm Not Sleepy! ¡No Tengo Sueño!" by author-illustrator Angela Dominguez is the second installment of the charming Lolo and Birdie Books bilingual series. This time, Birdie, a sleepy bluebird is ready for bed, and Lolo, a playful T-Rex with way too much energy, is not. This bilingual picture book in English and Spanish, is a delightful read for young kids who are often reluctant for the day to end. A great way to introduce kids to new words in English and Spanish, visual cues make it easy to learn a new language.
Is It Any Good?
This funny, sweet bedtime story is a fantastic way to introduce kids to basic vocabulary in English and Spanish. "I'm Not Sleepy! ¡No Tengo Sueño!" is a relatable story for kids and caregivers, a perfect addition to any bedtime routine. Told in short, dynamic sentences and repetitive phrases, it's easy for kids to understand and follow, no matter the language they speak. Birdie translates Lolo's Spanish exclamations into English and colorful visual cues help kids learn new words and phrases in two languages. Sure to become a favorite among little kids and a great story for families to read together.
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