Escucha Means Listen
by Talia Aikens-Nuñez
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.
Buzz. Buzz. Qué oyes? (What do you hear?)
Las abejas (The bees) circling the flowers.
Woosh. Woosh. What do you hear?
El viento (The wind) is whistling by.
Shh. Shh. Qué oyes? (What do you hear?)
Las hojas (The leaves) are dancing on the trees.
I have never known a book that was so little could teach us so much. Having never taken any foreign language in school I found my self picking up these Spanish words and phrases rather quickly. I have been a classroom teacher of young elementary children for many years and I can see myself using this book to introduce and build on the Spanish language
The pictures were absolutely gorgeous. As we all know that to teach a young child anything we have to keep their attention for longer than 2 minutes and I know that these pictures and story will keep them attentive and interactive. And that's the name of the game when teaching young children. I can see my children finding this book daily, looking at the pictures and learning the words.
Talia did a wonderful job writing this book. It will be a wonderful tool at home and in the classroom to expose children to a foreign language and give the foundation for learning more.
I give Escucha Means Listen 5 Stars!
Author Talia Aikens-Nuñez
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 live on a river in Connecticut with their daughter Isabella.
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