Opposites: Canticos Bilingual Firsts by Susie Jaramillo


Opposites: Canticos Bilingual Firsts by Susie Jaramillo. Encantos, 9781945635519, 2020

Format: Board book

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

What did you like about the book:   A simple fun opposites story in Spanish & English for little ones.  It begins with ‘loud and quiet’, ‘sad and happy’, ‘tall and short’, ‘big and small’, ‘hot and cold’, ‘slow and fast’, ‘wet and dry’, ‘inside and outside’, ‘push and pull’, ‘up and down’, ‘heavy and light’, ‘night and day’, ‘full and empty’, ‘above and below’, ‘front and back’.   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 their opposites 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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