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Uno, Dos, Tres: One, Two, Three

3.64 of 5 stars 3.64  ·  rating details  ·  42 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Pictures depict two sisters going from shop to shop buying birthday presents for their mother. Rhyming text presents numbers from one to ten in English and Spanish.
Paperback, 48 pages
Published March 28th 2000 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published 1996)
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A book with typical Spanish style colorful pictures with lots of red, orange, and yellow, it's easy to see why kids are attracted to this book. Although there aren't enough words to even make it to a level 1 book, the thing I love about this one is the repetition. There's nothing like continual repetition when learning another language and for counting in Spanish, this is no exception. The kids had the basics down by the end of the book and that made this a good addition to the Kindergarten Basi ...more
Laura Mincey
This book would be good to share with young students who are bilingual. Connections are made throughout the story with English and Spanish words. For instance, uno is connected with one and so on. This book would be a great book to introduce to an ELL students of a Spanish speaking background in order to be introduced to simple words in the English language, such as number words. This is also a great book to share with ELL students because the words in the story rhyme. A Pre-K teacher with a Spa ...more
Scott Roark
Use this book to reinforce counting in Spanish and English for all students. Story about 2 daughters collecting items for their mom's birthday. Allows for repetition of counting in both languages. Activity for class would be to pair up mono and bilingual students and allow them to practice counting in both languages. Have them use manipulatives to even practice adding and subtracting, this would reinforce their ability to use both languages in real situations.
Not really a bilingual book, this only features the numbers in both languages, the rest of the words are just in English. However, it is still really cute and depicts some aspects of Mexican culture.
Erin Gunderson
4.5 stars. I think this is a great bilingual counting book for kids. I think the repetitive nature is helpful for the kids to practice their Spanish counting. There is also a helpful pronunciation glossary in the back.
The book is cute and a good way to introduce Spanish counting into class. Unfortunately, I do not feel like there is enough of a climax or build to keep the attention of students for very long.
Nice little counting book for little ones with a Mexican flair. Pat Mora's art is amazing, as usual.
Apr 09, 2008 Jennifer rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: story time/preschool teachers interested in adding bilingual counting book
Recommended to Jennifer by: All For Kids
Objects to count may be difficult for readers to easily ascertain in this bilingual counting book set in a Mexican market and illustrated by well-known Barbara Lavelle.

CIP: Pictures depict two sisters going from shop to shop buying birthday presents for their mother. Rhyming text presents numbers from one to ten in English and Spanish.

"Celebrates the gift of being bilingual." Booklist
"Useful tool." School Library Journal

Kathleen Heroux
The author, Pat Mora, is Mexican-American and presents an English/Spanish counting story around a universal experience of shopping for a birthday present for mama. Cultural artifacts such as religious wall hangings, costumes and dance are found in the illustrations. The setting, howeve, does not appear to be current but rather stereotypical.
Cute, short counting book that also has a narrative: two little girls are getting ready to celebrate their Mamá's birthday. In English, with Spanish number words. Illustrated by Barbara Lavallee, who's well known for Mama, Do You Love Me?.
Cara Farmer
This is a great way to introduce Spanish culture. The illustrations are fun. I would use this in a classroom to teach how to count to ten in Spanish and also to introduce my students to a beautiful new culture.
Jul 12, 2010 Hannah added it
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fun mix of english and spanish, a chance to practice counting, set in Mexican market
lovely pictures. equal English/Spanish text. Very focused on counting.
Danie P.
Jul 23, 2009 Danie P. added it
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Two girls go shopping for Mama's birthday. Easy easy sentences.
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Pat Mora (born 1942) is a female Mexican-American author and poet. Pat Mora was born in El Paso, Texas. She is married and has 3 grown children.
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