A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Provides an easy way to read, learn. and understand spatial awareness, as well as learn and practice a second language.
Implied message that it's fun to speak and/or leard tow languages, and to share special moments with your dad.
Positive Role Models
Brown-skinnned, round-faced, curious little boy loves to explore new places with dad.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Lejos / Far, by award-winning author Juan Felipe Herrera is a bilingual concept book that teaches spatial awareness. Small yet charming, like it's companion book, Cerca / Close, this dual-language board book in English and Spanish engages young children with its simplicity. Kids learn what it means when an object is far. It's an ideal book for parents to read to toddlers, an easy read that young readers will enjoy reading independently, too.
Is It Any Good?
This is a simple, engaging word book to read and a great concept book for young children. Written in short verse, Lejor / Far presents each example as a statement, first in Spanish, then followed by the italicized English translation on the next line. Colorful and happy, full-page illustrations by Blanca Gómez feature cool blues and greens, accented with yellows and reds, while ample white skies to provide a visual balance. Many young readers may identify with the round-faced, brown-skinned, little boy and the relationship he has with his dad -- traveling on dad's shoulders as they explore new places together. It's a great little concept book for exploring spatial awareness and learning a new language with young children.
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