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?Marimba!: Animales From A to Z Hardcover – November 13, 2006

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 1–This infectiously cheerful alphabet book includes both Spanish and English animal names (the author deliberately chose examples that are easily recognizable in both languages). Rhyming verses introduce pairs of letters: A chorus of lions and llamas/samba down the street./Mariachi manaties mambo/to marimba's ting-tong beat and Raccoons and rinocerontes/rumba with rattlesnakes./Sloths and salamandras/salsa around the lakes. A monkey playing a marimba soothingly croons the zookeepers to sleep and then pops up affably in most of the watercolor illustrations to entertain the various creatures that burst with energy and humor. The starlit sky that appears in most of the illustrations reminds readers that despite the brightness of the foreground, these frolicking animals are celebrating at night. Miniature visual representations of each Spanish word accompany a helpful pronunciation and translation guide. This freshly presented concept book will please children and may tempt librarians to share it at storytime.–Kirsten Cutler, Sonoma County Library, CA
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"With humor, zest, and a rhyming text sprinkled with easily understood Spanish words, this delightful ABC book...features animales in a night of singing, dancing, feasting, and playing musical instruments."--Book Links

"Using carefully crafted poetry and cognates, she skillfully weaves a story..sure to be a good cross-cultural resource book and a great addition to any community & school library." --Multicultural Review

"This infectiously cheerful alphabet book includes both Spanish and English animal names (...that are easily recognizable in both languages)." School Library Journal
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Lexile Measure: AD780L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Clarion Books (November 13, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0618194533
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618194537
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,762,796 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Kindle Edition
This is a great book and fun to read. I am fluent in english and studied spanish through elementary school all the way to college. IT's nice to have colorful ways to share that with the children. The children liked the rhyme and rhythm and the pictures are very nice.
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With "¡Marimba!" El Paso author Pat Mora says she wanted to create an alphabet book that incorporates both English and Spanish. She found twenty-six cognates, or words that are similar in both languages, and arrived at this colorful story of something special that happens at the zoo when a frisky monkey begins to play his marimba. At the back of the book is a translation and pronunciation guide. Listed for grades K through 3, but my 6-year-old grandson enjoyed it as well.
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I was disappointed with this book. I expected it to each a Spanish alphabet as the focus is on Spanish vocabulary, or so I thought... The author doesn't include ll as an alphabet letter, which it is in Spanish and worse, includes llama under the letter 'l'. This makes it very misleading as llama is pronounced either with a y or a j sound, but not 'l' as we say it in English.

I would have preferred this book had it been a straightforward fun story in English.
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This book is absolutely wonderful. The pictures and words are delightful and according to my daughter you can't beat a book that includes a llama. I also love the pronounciation guide at the end as it is interesting to compare the Enlgish and Spanish pronounciations. I highly reccommend this book to all.
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