Jan 7, 2013

Escucha Means Listen Blog Tour

Tour Schedule
About the Book
Release Date: November 2012 
Publisher: Musa Publishing
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Book Description
From the mowing of the lawn to the splish-splashing of rain puddles, Talia Aikens-Nuñez’s bilingual picture book Escucha Means Listen introduces toddlers and babies to the sweet sounds around them.

Take a journey through the world—just listening. Escucha Means Listen helps children discover sounds around them in English and Spanish.
My Review
This book is darling!
Cute, cute pictures and simple words bring the languages of English and Spanish to life.
This is a perfect book to read not only to a young child but as an adult to learn more words in either Spanish or English.
Tens List
When asked "what are the top ten words everyone should know in Spanish?"
The author provided the following list:
Thank you --  ¡gracias!
Please  --  Por favor
 Yes/No -- sí/no
 Hello -- ¡hola!
 Goodbye -- ¡adios!
 I don’t know -- / No sé/
I don’t understand -- No entiendo
Excuse me -- Perdón or ¡disculpe!
Do you speak English? -- ¿Hablas ingles?
Your welcome -- ¡de nada!
(‘De nada’ technically translates to ‘of/from nothing’ but received like ‘think nothing of it’ or ‘you’re welcome’)
 This Top Ten list is given with a large asterisk-- different countries, and sometimes different regions of the same country, have different terms they use and ways they enunciate different words. For example, if you drive in Mexico or Spain you will see “Alto” stop signs but if you are traveling in Puerto Rico or Chile you will see “Pare” stop sign.
About the Author
Talia Aikens-Nuñez wanted to be a meteorologist, a politician and a lawyer. She never thought she would be a writer. It was the birth of her daughter that caused her to start writing. Raising a bilingual child inspired Talia to write lyrical children’s books. These ‘first experience’ books introduce Spanish to children and parents too! Talia’s family loves nature so much that she and her husband vowed that they will always try to live close to water. She, her husband and daughter, Isabella, live on a river in Connecticut.

Tour Giveaway
$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash
Ends 1/21/13

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer http://iamareader.com and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(A digital review copy of this title was provided by the author for this review. However, all reviews are of my own opinion :)


Post a Comment


I Love to Read and Review Books :) Copyright © 2012 Design by Ipietoon Blogger Template