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Adios, Tricycle (Spanish Edition) (Spanish) Hardcover – June 11, 2009

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (June 11, 2009)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 0399245227
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399245220
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,386,861 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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PreS—This little piggy has a problem. Even though he has outgrown his tricycle, he's still not ready to sell it at his family's yard sale. He tries hiding it behind different items throughout the morning, but there are still interested buyers. Finally the piglet must come to terms with letting it go. But it turns out that the day's proceeds are designated for a satisfying ending—a new bike. Elya is focused as usual on the transitions of childhood and how difficult they can be for young children. Another hallmark of her writing is her incorporation of Spanish vocabulary into the rhyming text. The end rhymes can sometimes be clunky to read aloud, but the use of Spanish words in context (and in a bold font) is well done. Schlossberg's illustrations are friendly and familiar—children will relate to the pig's expressions as people show interest in his beloved tricycle, and there are lots of little details for children to pore over in them. This book will be a hit in both bilingual storytimes and with families as well.—Susan E. Murray, Glendale Public Library, AZ
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"This book will be a hit in both bilingual storytimes and with families as well." --School Library Journal

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Susan Middleton Elya grew up near Des Moines, Iowa, went to college 35 miles away, and then left her state to teach in the middle-of-nowhere Nebraska. She wanted to teach 3rd grade but ended up teaching high school Spanish instead (due to her double degree from Iowa State University). After 8.5 years of teaching in the Midwest, she moved to San Diego to get married and ended up teaching Spanish to native speakers in Ramona, California. Then a move with her husband to the Bay Area left her jobless, with a new baby, and with plenty of time to write. She started submitting stories for publication in 1988 and finally struck gold with Say Hola to Spanish, a nonfiction picture book from Lee & Low, in 1994. Now, 26 titles later, Elya is working on novels, as well. She has two grown children and one nearly-grown child, and still loves to make up stories, do school visits, and remember what it was like to be a kid. She also has an antiques and book store in Danville, California, where she sells autographed copies of her books. Check it out at

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