Jingle Bells/Navidad (Bilingual Nursery Rhymes) by Susie Jaramillo. Encantos, 2021. 9781945635410, 9781945635380
Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 3
Format: Board book
Genre: Picture book
What did you like about the book? These two board book editions take the reader through the popular song in English and Spanish using characters from the Canticos app for preschoolers. Both editions include lots of lift the flaps that reveal hidden objects and more bilingual seasonal words: “warmth/calor,” “joy/alegria,” surprise/sorpresa.” The traditional board book format has the English text in green on the left-hand page and the Spanish text in red on the right. The larger board book edition allows the reader to read through the book in one language and then flip to read in the other with the same illustrations appearing for each. This is a good choice for those looking for a bilingual holiday book.
Anything you didn’t like about it? No
To whom would you recommend this book? This is a good choice for children learning both languages. Those who use the Canticos app will enjoy this book version.
Who should buy this book? Public and elementary school libraries
Where would you shelve it? Picture books
Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles? No
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA
Date of review: September 23, 2021