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The Dance of the Caterpillars

4.61 of 5 stars 4.61  ·  rating details  ·  119 ratings  ·  4 reviews
While watching her Chinese immigrant son-in-law learn the English language, it became apparent to the author that prepositions are one of the most difficult concepts to comprehend. Therefore, The Dance of The Caterpillars was written as a fun way to teach prepositions. This exciting children's book contains twenty-two prepositions, one two-word multiple, and two three-word ...more
Paperback, 52 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Createspace (first published August 25th 2010)
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Julie Barrett
The Dance of the Caterpillars by Adele Marie Crouch
Illustrated very colorful book for children. This is to be used as a learning tool when learning a foreign language and
there are more examples at the author's website.
This particular book shows everyday things and tells about them in English and under that is another paragraph is another language.
Shows fairies sprinkling magic dust on the caterpillars, they spin making cocoons and they are set for winter months. This version is Spanish and Engl
I like the story idea and thought the pacing was great, but I didn't enjoy the illustrations as I usually do with Adele Marie Crouch's books. My almost-2-year old wasn't a big fan either, alas, and we've tried with this book several times (on our Kindle app.) Can't comment on the French translation as my French isn't advanced enough to attest to its correctness, but it seemed right!
A lovely story for little kids. My 5 year old enjoyed it. Nicely illustrated too.
Perhaps useful as a language learning tool, but definitely not a well written story.
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