NOt only does it teach vocabularly embedded within a theme (the year - i.e., fall, Halloween, winter, etc) but the songs are actually fun (i.e, Andiamo allo zoo is our favorite). Great resource to help little ones learn and practice Italian skills.
We really liked the dual language aspect of this book/cd combo. The tunes were delightful, too. However, whoever makes most children's music/song CDs falls into the habit of making the tempo too fast and the accompaniment too cluttered with instruments and too loud. This flaw drowns out the words and duh--that's what we want to hear!!! Still, this is good. I also recommend the one with Christmas legends and songs, Buon Natale.