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Our Celebración!

3.56  ·  Rating details ·  82 ratings  ·  20 reviews
It's a sunny day and everyone is headed to the main plaza for the start of the town parade and summer celebration. Follow along the parade route with a family of six as the festivities unfold. There are people riding motorcycles, bicycles, tricycles, and unicycles. Firefighters spray water on hot spectators. Bands of musicians playing clarinetes, saxophones, flautas, trump ...more
Published May 15th 2018 by Lee & Low
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Marissa Elera
Elya is always good for a golden storytime book. Love Aranda's sunny illustrations!

This is an interesting blend of both English and Spanish. The lines rhyme and sometimes an English word rhymes with a Spanish word and vice versa. I don’t remember seeing that done before, and I found it very interesting. There is a glossary in the back for all of the Spanish words used.
Audrey Colwell
Jan 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
The bright, festive illustrations on the cover are immediately eye-catching and inviting. To the reader’s delight, the bright full-page color illustrations continue throughout the book. The text is written in an upbeat cadence that lends itself well to a lesson about rhythm and rhyme. The majority of the text is written in English, however, Spanish terms, mostly nouns, are woven throughout the text in a way that lends itself well to the pervasive rhyme scheme. The text could serve to facilitate ...more
Who doesn't love a celebration? Weaving in 50 Spanish terms and using rhyming text, the author takes readers along with her as one by one, just about everyone heads downtown for a parade and summer festival. There are floats, firetrucks, marching bands, delicious foods, and even fireworks to keep everyone entertained. Even the weather decides to cooperate as clouds and a rain shower are followed by sunshine and a rainbow, which brings smiles to the attendees. Created with watercolor, gouache, an ...more
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
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A community heads to a celebration together in this vibrant picture book that offers a mix of Spanish and English. The celebration features a large parade with fantastic floats, marching bands, fire engines and much more. There is plenty of delicious food to try and refreshing drinks to sip. When the rain begins, the fun doesn’t stop, though everyone celebrates when the sunshine returns bringing with it a celebratory rainbow.

Elya does a marvelous job of offering Spanish words for children to lea
#Ownvoice #Spanish #vocabulary A parade is presented with 50 Spanish words with rhyming text. Engage with people, sights, weather, and experience a celebration. Bright pictures and rhyme make this a great text.
Ann Santori
Nice internal rhyme scheme with tons of Spanish vocab and a glossary at back. A little too much to read to a child who is not at all bilingual, but for even a beginner Spanish language learner, the words would be easy to decipher.
Nedra Isenberg
Jan 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Colorful rhyming book that includes a helpful glossary and pronunciation guide for the words in Spanish for people like me. I think it would be fun to read with a class and have the students predict what the Spanish words mean.
Oct 31, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The book revolves around a day of celebration. It's told in a mix of English and Spanish words. Terrific way to introduce both languages.
Glossary of the Spanish words included at the end of the story.
Mar 04, 2019 rated it liked it
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Would be great for bilingual storytime.
Syntha Green
Dec 19, 2018 rated it liked it
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The author has a nice way of blending the Spanish words into the rhyme scheme
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
Imaginative and original, at least to me. An interesting blend of English and Spanish. There might be a place for this as a mentor text in middle grades or middle school.
Dec 10, 2018 rated it liked it
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Fun and festive, I am always impressed how smoothly her books read aloud even for non-Spanish speakers. Recommended for ages 3-6.
Dec 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
A town celebrates. Text is infused with Spanish words, with a glossary in the back with definition and pronunciation.
Dec 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Fantastic bi-lingual picture book with beautiful illustrations.
Whitney Pittsenbarger
This was a really cute book , full of Spanish words.
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A great bilingual book with most English sentences ending with a Spanish word. This would make a great bilingual storytime book.
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