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Besos for Baby: A Little Book of Kisses

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An adorable English/Spanish bilingual eBook that proves that love is the same in every language.

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Everyone has kisses for Baby, from Mami and Papi to perro and gato. Using simple Spanish words, Besos for Baby proves that love is the same in every language!
Board book, 22 pages
Published September 2nd 2014 by LB Kids
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Jon Nakapalau
Nov 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fun book with wonderful art.
Kelly O’Reilly
Jan 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
When I read this (nightly) I can practically feel my baby boy getting older and it makes me glad that for now he loves a story punctuated by kisses from his mami. Bonus points for two languages.
Allison
Oct 29, 2014 rated it liked it
This is a cute book that is not quite bilingual but includes besos(kisses) and also has other terms in the back. The illustrations are fun and the topic age appropriate. I could easily see a parent & child reading this book and giving kisses throughout.
Colette
Nov 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love it! Not only did I read every word, but I understood every Spanish term! Besos was one of my first words in Spanish I learned, kissing my sweet Alex, my first grandbaby. Very sweet books to share with the very young!
Michelle
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: storytime-babies
I love this little bilingual book. It's a fun little intro to Spanish that I sometimes read during my storytime for babies. The parents like kissing their babies as we go through the book with the girl getting besos from Mami, Papi, perro, mariposa, and all the rest. Very sweet. ...more
Jen
Oct 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: baby-story-time
Would be great for Baby Story time. Adoreable!
Dana
Apr 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is an English/Spanish board book with sweet, cute illustrations and a picture/Spanish word glossary at the back. Mommy, daddy, doggy, flowers, the wind and more all give kisses or besos.
Nicole
May 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Super cute. Kisses for baby on every page!
Bethe
Nov 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Delightful and adorable introduction to basic Spanish words for the youngest readers. Illustrations are so cute.
Savannah Cone
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Summary: Mami, Papi, perro and gato all have kisses for bébé! This bilingual book shows that love is the same in every language. SO. DANG. CUTE.

Genre: Picture Book (Board). Awards: N/A. Audience: 4-5.

A. It is board material. Thick pages and a smaller shape. Also, the words are big, bold and simple.
B. Ugh, it’s so cute. I really appreciated the active presence of the heart shape throughout the illustrations. The butterflies are heart shaped along with the birds, some flowers, lips, and more. T
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Isabel Smith
What's one thing most babies love? Being smothered with kisses, or besos! Besos for Baby is all about a little baby girl getting all sorts of kisses from her parents, pets, and more. At the very end of the book, author Jen Arena includes a vocabulary key to recap all the Spanish words that she introduced throughout the story. All-in-all this book makes a solid option as a companion story in a small-sized storytime about Valentine's Day, bilingual tales, and families. It would be super adorabl ...more
Adrianna
Aug 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
"Besos for Baby: A Little Book of Kisses" is a cute board book. Throughout the book, Spanish words are incorporated. I would not categorize this as a bilingual book since the translations are not word for word. I though Blanca Gomez did a fantastic job illustrating this board book. I really liked the page where it states "The sun shines kisses in a golden blur." I also liked that the author, Jen Arena, at the end of the book included the English and Spanish definitions for words incorporated thr ...more
Kristen Hylton
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: storytime
This book is great for babies and very young children! It's a bilingual book, and on each page the child gives kisses/besos to someone or something new. I asked the children and caregivers to blow kisses with me and the child in the book, to their mothers and fathers and cats and dogs, etc. At the end I asked the kids if they wanted to give besos to anything or anyone else, and we blew kisses to cookies and grandparents and cozy pajamas. :) ...more
Laura
Oct 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: _kids, picture_book
Not a traditional bilingual book in the sense of having the same text presented in both English and Spanish. Instead, this board book includes a main storyline in English with a repeating refrain of "Besos [character] besos" as the baby lavishes kisses on the various other characters. ...more
Eva_Amaré
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: a
I learned some new words! In Spanish! And mama gave me lots of besos as we read. Really enjoyed this book and Amaré slept in for a change, so I had lots of time to turn the pages and look at the pictures this morning. 😘😘
Judith
Mar 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cute!! I would've liked more Spanish, but I smiled as I imagined reading it to mi niña and laughing at kissing the perro y gato. En el futuro? Posíble. For now I left it on the shelf. ...more
Karen
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
Simple Spanish/English bilingual board book.
Katie
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
A sweet book about kisses, that includes a new Spanish word for baby to learn on each page.
Scooby
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My 3yrs old loved it.
Peter
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful bilingual board book!
Haveyoureadthat
Jan 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing

I wish I was bilingual. My command of Spanish is very limited, but my goal is to introduce Savanna to an additional language outside of English.Besos (kisses) For Baby is such a fun book to share with your little when attempting to introduce Spanish into their vocabulary. The book highlights a few different Spanish words that even a non-Spanish speaker can read. I love the bright colors and the corresponding illustrations that went with the Spanish words.
Areas of language that can addressed: co
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Joanne Roberts
Aug 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Besos for Baby is more of a book for English speakers than a bilingual book I think, but I was always eager to add the music of Spanish into my kids' routine. A charming little rhythmic book which will probably become a kissing tradition in families who read it. I like how the author moves from real relationships to metaphorical kisses in nature. Also like the pictorial vocabulary summary at the end. ...more
Emily Roberts
Jan 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-books
Very simple and cute bilingual book. Rather than a book with the same words in English and Spanish, this book mainly tells the story in English and follows up with “besos” on the following page. (i.e. “Besos, gato, besos.”) Nicely done and a cute way to introduce Spanish words. I especially like the inclusion of English to Spanish translations at the end to remind of the Spanish words presented throughout the story.
Bianca Sy
Jan 04, 2020 rated it liked it
Baby - Bebé
Mom - Mamá/Mami
Dad - Papá/Papi
Dog - Perro/Perra
Cat - Gato/Gata
Sun - Sol
Wind - Viento
Flowers - Flores
Butterfly - Mariposa
World - Mundo
Kisses - Besos

I liked what I have learned from this. :)
I would recommend this book for those non-Spanish speakers who would like to start learning or teaching their kids the Spanish language in a fun way.
Jennifer
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cute, a story time hit.
Elizabeth Kiefer
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is the sweetest. My toddler wants to read it every time we have story time and has been using all of the words the book introduces.
Tori
Feb 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
A book about kisses. Short, cute. Worked well for a love-themed Valentine's storytime full of wiggly toddlers. ...more
Kris Dersch
Apr 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sweet little book with great in-context Spanish vocabulary also covered in the back. I would use this for infants all the way through preschoolers.
Kiri
Sep 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love reading this with the little boy I nanny. He's in the phase of copying everything I say and it's adorable hearing him copy Spanish! ...more
Roxana Cortes
Jan 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book!

Love seeing the two languages together. Great book! My little one enjoyed it and we read it every single night.
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