Feelings: Canticos Bilingual Firsts by Susie Jaramillo

Feelings: Canticos Bilingual Firsts by Susie Jaramillo. Encantos, 9781945635359, 2021

Format: Board book

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review)  4

What did you like about the book:   A precious story about feelings in Spanish & English filled with all the characters from the other books.  It begins with ‘Can you show me a happy face?’, ‘Can you show me a sad face?’, ‘How does feeling excited look?’, ‘How does feeling angry look?’, ‘How does feeling brave look?’, ‘How does feeling afraid look?’, ‘Can you show me a surprised face?’, ‘Can you show me a confused face?’, ‘How does feeling proud look?’, ‘How does feeling shy look?’ and ‘How does feeling tired look?’  The colorful illustrations and simple text are sure to entertain young readers over and over.

Anything you didn’t like about it? No.

To whom would you recommend this book?  A great read aloud to share with little ones learning the different feelings and how to speak English and Spanish.

Who should buy this book?  Preschools, day cares, home and public libraries

Where would you shelve it ?  Board books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? no

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Julie Durmis, J.C. Solmonese Elementary School, Norton, MA

Date of review:  December 27, 2020

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