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Eight Animals Bake A Cake

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  45 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Eight animals--"ocho animales"--get together to whip up a cake in this book that features easy words in English and Spanish, making it ideal for non-Spanish speakers as well as Spanish speakers learning English. Full-color illustrations.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published July 22nd 2002 by Putnam Juvenile
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Helen Kumpel
This book is for: ESOL, K-5
Topic: Chemical/Physical Changes
Math/Science Activity: "Adding ingredients" Have students measure out the ingredients and actually make the cake
Also, you could have the students in groups and each of the groups measures out a specific ingredient inaccurately. (Four cakes. One with too much sugar. One with too much flour. One with not enough eggs. One with no oil.) Bake it. Students will see that by not accurately measuring the ingredients they will not produce a yummy
Melinda Garman
This fiction bilingual book was written by a Spanish teacher and geared towards young children. The glossary in the beginning of the book gives the Spanish word first and then the English definition. Each page rhymes and every Spanish word is bolded in the text. Also, at the top and bottom of each picture on the page, the English word is used first and then the Spanish word to the right of it. The pictures are very descriptive and allow children to understand the story even if they are hearing t ...more
Kathryn Hogan
This book was wonderful. It had rhyming, math, and a mixture of Spanish. This book had the words not only in English but the same word in Spanish and it is clearly seen and understood in the story. The book is well crafted and would be a wonderful read for a fourth or fifth grade student. I would recommend this book to any teacher and this book could even be offered in an ELL inclusion classroom.I would love to have this book in my own classroom and use it to all of its advantages. In math the b ...more
Katarina Miller
This book really incorporates two different languages effectively. The Spanish is not overwhelming, but enough to teach a variety of words. It also teaches a lesson on taking a mistake and making it into something better.
Haley Bergman
This book is absolutely adorable. Eight animals come together to bake a cake, and each animal provides an essential ingredient. When the it is time to take the cake out of the over, the animals fight over who gets to take it out. The cake ends up falling on the floor and breaking into pieces. The book is written in English, but there are Spanish words sprinkled throughout each page. When a Spanish word is used, the English meaning is included in the illustration on the page; usually in the borde ...more
This book was wonderful. It had rhyming, math, and a mixture of Spanish. It is a counting book with illustrations big enough to use as a read aloud and have the students following along, counting the ingredients being put into the cake. The book is well crafted and would be a wonderful read for a first grade class. I would recommend this book to any teacher and this book could even be offered in an ELL inclusion classroom. I would love to have this book in my own classroom and use it to all of i ...more
Summary:Eight animals add ingredients to make a cake with unexpected results. Includes Spanish words, a glossary, and recipe for pineapple upside-down cake.

In rhyme

Would be great for a preschool story time but I didn't know how to pronounce all of the Spanish words. For that reason I couldn't make it flow nicely. I don't think I would do well with this as a read aloud unless I heard some of these words and could pronounce them successfully during the reading.

Anna Francesca
This is my daughter's new favorite book. From an early literacy perspective, I like how it includes the concepts ofcounting and naming animals. I also love how it incorporates Spanish into the story in context so that it is clear what it means. The bright illustrations are engaging. Mostly, though, I like hearing my daughter start to tell the story aloud back to me after having heard the story multiple times. :-)
Grade: k-5
Topic: Chemical and physical changes

This is a great book for ELLs and non spanish speakers alike. The students can also use a recipe to bake their own cake (or something similar). The students can measure out the ingredients and then discuss what changes will take place when it bakes. This will also help with students who are learning how to follow recipes.
This is a great beginner Spanish book for any teacher that is not bi-lingual. It has a fun plot and story line. The pictures are vibrant and fun. The story rhymes and connect each point in English and Spanish. It also adds the ideas of cooking and gives a basic recipe in the back of the book to try with your students in the class.
Simple spanish vocabulary words are woven into this story about friends struggling to cooperate. I am upgrading this one more star because more than two years after we first read it my son asks for the animales and weaves the plot of animals baking together into his own imaginative play and stories, so clearly it struck a chord with him.
I do love the languages blended together. The pictures are surreal & fun, but not to my taste. And I don't like the climax of the story. It's not a bad book at all, but just not to my taste.
I enjoyed this book because it has words in Spanish and enables you to have the children translate the words. Helps them to see the words in ENglish and in Spanish.
Susan Klemetti
Cute little book written in Spanglish about how to bake a cake.
Simple text, rhyming, uses spanish food vocab.
Aug 04, 2012 Maria added it
Cute bilingual book to learn animal names.
bilingual food words
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