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¡HOLA! Let's Learn Spanish Visit New Places and Make New Friends! Introduces children to Spanish. The purpose of the book is to give children an enjoyable experience learning the language as well as to teach them a useful skill. The age range of children is roughly 6-10, although it should include the largest age range possible. It is especially useful for parents and chil ...more
Paperback, 30 pages
Published November 30th 2015 by BookBaby
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Ronyell
Hola

I would like to thank the author Judy Martialay for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Now, I have read many children’s books that dealt with teaching children about foreign languages, but I had never read a children’s book where a term would be phrased in English and then be translated into Spanish in the same sentence and author Judy Martialay has certainly created an intriguing story that combines both Spanish and English terms in her book “Hola! Let’s Learn S
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N.N. Light
Learning a new language (no matter how old you are) can be tricky but in this book, Judy Martialay makes it fun to learn Spanish. Pete the Pilot, is our tour guide and his job is to fly kids around the world. He’s a friendly character and explains how kids love to do the same stuff as you or me. Along the way, we meet Panchito, the Mexican Jumping Bean. What unfolds is a delightful story of Panchito and what his life is like, as well as Mexican customs and traditions.



Each page is filled with ado
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Stephanie - Adventures Thru Wonderland
A great resource for learning Spanish! While it's geared toward teaching grade school kids (Ages 6-10), the adults reading this can stand to learn just as much! Only knowing a few words in Spanish, I found this to be a fun and educational read! Told as a story, the words are used in sentences accompanied with colorful pictures to help make the learning easy and fun.

Using food, a song, and fun masks to teach about the culture as well as teaching Spanish words along the way, make this an interact
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Lilyn G. | Sci-Fi & Scary
My 7-year-old and I read this book together, listening to the accompanying audio that’s found (for free) on www.polyglotkidz.com . I found the book to be perfectly suited for the age range, with simple illustrations that add color to the page without distracting the reader from what they’re reading. The small story about Panchito is written in an easy, flowing way, that help the kids figure out the Spanish words by context and mostly subtle repetitions or hints in English.

The book contains the a
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N.N. Light
Learning a new language (no matter how old you are) can be tricky but in this book, Judy Martialay makes it fun to learn Spanish. Pete the Pilot, is our tour guide and his job is to fly kids around the world. He’s a friendly character and explains how kids love to do the same stuff as you or me. Along the way, we meet Panchito, the Mexican Jumping Bean. What unfolds is a delightful story of Panchito and what his life is like, as well as Mexican customs and traditions.



Each page is filled with ado
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Coral
May 08, 2016 rated it liked it
This book comes in paperback and Kindle version with a website to play the audio for the entire book. I read and reviewed this book on a Kindle Fire.

Basic Spanish. If you've never heard a word of Spanish in your life than this book could be a basic introduction. It is recommended for grades 1-5. I would say a Kindergarten class could also use this book and up to an adult just starting to learn a couple of words in Spanish as a super easy introduction. The book was easy to read and follow. The a
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Carole P. Roman
Oct 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Que mono! Judy Martialay has created a wonderful party that is also a book. Filled with everything from a neat little story, to activities, games, and work sheets, she has managed to make reading this book into a Spanish experience. She leaves nothing out and makes this a fun learning tool for both parents and children. Any person reading this with their child, can direct the book to the appropriate age group. Whether your child is very young and you want them to become familiar with the sound o ...more
Mrs Mommy Booknerd http://mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.com
A great book that allows both children and adults to jointly learn some simple Spanish. I recommend that you use the website as well, as it will aid the in the correct pronunciation of the Spanish words. The pictures that accompany the story are interesting as well and help aid in understanding what is happening in the story. 4 stars
Gwen
Dec 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Interactive book great for children (or anyone wishing to learn more Spanish). I am giving it to my granddaughter to help her learn Spanish.

I received this book free from Goodreads First Reads.
C.E. Hart
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children
¡HOLA! Let's Learn Spanish, by Judy Martialay, is a book containing a cohesive learning experience that packs a punch, with an enjoyable story, Spanish words and phrases, fun activities, and a song.

In the story, Pete the Pilot takes readers on a journey to Mexico, where they are introduced to Mexican culture. They soon meet a new friend, Panchito, who is a charming and adventurous Mexican jumping bean. Panchito is lonely so he sets off to find someone to play with. After landing in a precario
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Eugenia Chu
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book, about a jumping bean named Panchito, is SO MUCH MORE than just a story! It's also an activities workbook for kids to practice speaking and reading Spanish, and includes such fun things like treasure hunt games, a skit for friends to perform, songs (in Spanish and English) and masks to make! What a fun way to introduce Spanish and a little Mexican culture to children!

The story itself, even without all the amazing extra learning/playing guides, is adorable! Pete the Pilot flies us to Me
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Storywraps
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Pete the Pilot boards the children on his plane and off they zoom to Mexico. While on the plane the children learn some basic Spanish words and phrases so they can speak with the Mexican people when they reach their destination.

The children meet up with Panchito, an adventurous Mexican jumping bean who is very excited and happy to accompany the children as they experience Mexican culture at it's finest.

This educational and fun book contains both English and Spanish words. The Spanish words and
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Jackie Nolan
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hola, Let's Learn Spanish is a great resource for anyone who would like to learn some beginner/basic Spanish. This book is geared towards ages 5 through 10. Since my sons are older (11 and 9), the story was a little "baby-ish" for them, but they still enjoyed the book and following the story of Panchito, the mexican jumping bean. They haven't had any Spanish lessons at all, so they learned a lot of new words and phrases by reading this book.

I have taken Spanish classes before, so I was able to
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Maritza Mejia
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
¡HOLA! Let's Learn Spanish introduces children to Spanish with seven stories fill with tradition, culture, music and language. This book is more than a regular book. It is a manual easy to read that gives children a fun learning experience of a new language.
The book begins with Pete the Pilot who invites children aboard his magic plane for an imaginary trip to Mexico. When the children arrive, they meet Panchito, a Mexican jumping bean who opens the doors to a new words and adventures. When chi
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EG
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
¡hola! Let's Learn Spanish POD: Visit New Places and Make New Friends is a terrific book that introduces children to Spanish. This book includes simple common phrases and words. Children then practice these words and phrases during a story about Panchito, a Mexican jumping bean, who takes them on a tour of Mexico, introducing them to common aspects of the Mexican culture. The readers are then given a chance to interact and practice words and phrases with a skit, games, songs and other activities ...more
Amy Shannon
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Educational

The book is intended for children to give them a head start at learning Spanish. This is a good book for anyone who wants an introduction. It also tells a story through the character Pete the Pilot. It also has some activities that lend to the learning of Spanish. It's a bright and vibrant book, and worth reading if you're looking to be introduced into the Mexican culture. This book also allows you to access the link http://www.polyglotkidz.com to download the audio of this book (best
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Jasmine
May 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Let's Learn Spanish is a great, educational book for teaching kids about another language. Even if you've never spoken a word of Spanish, the book makes it easy to learn.

You follow Panchito, a Mexican jumping bean, as he goes on adventures throughout the book. My 10 year old son seemed to like the book, even though he struggled with some of the pronunciations. The book does include a link to audio so you can hear how to pronounce the words, which is helpful. There are also a variety of activiti
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Today We Did
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Today We Did
Ride along with Panchito (a Mexican jumping bean) and Pete the Pilot to learn some basic Spanish. Go from the bean fields to the markets and then off to a party, learning Spanish all the way.

My complete Spanish repertoire prior to reading this book was gleaned from Dora the Explorer episodes, so basically I could count to three and say hello. ¡Hola! Let’s Learn Spanish was perfect for a total beginner such as myself. It is a fantastic resource for children and adult beginners alike,
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Johanna
Aug 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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In this fun and imaginative book by foreign language teacher Judy Martialay, Pete the Pilot takes readers to Mexico, where they meet Panchito the Mexican jumping bean. Adventures abound as Panchito explores the Mexican culture, learning lots of Spanish words and phrases along the way.

Panchito’s adventure begins in a bean field, when he hops into a basket of beans and is whisked away to the market -el mercado. After exploring the many sights and sounds of the village, he finds himself at a birth
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Lynda Dickson
Jan 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Ages 5+
Shelves: children, nonfiction
The author uses some clever tricks to help readers learn the Spanish language. Pete the Pilot takes us with him on a virtual trip to Mexico, teaching us a few basic Spanish words on the way. We are also introduced to some phrases in the text with Spanish translations in bold. In Mexico, we meet Panchito the Mexican jumping bean. We visit the bean field, the market, and a child's birthday party. More phrases are introduced in context throughout this silly story, which is sure to hold your child's ...more
Jennifer Lara
Dec 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
¡Hola! Let’s Learn Spanish with Pete the Pilot and Panchito by Judy Martialay is a fun and adventurous story through Mexico as the reader is introduced to vocabulary in Spanish. Panchito is a Mexican jumping bean and he is on an adventure to find friends. As he travels through various locations in Mexico, he introduces the basics of conversation, names, places, food and much more. The Spanish words are in bold and the English words are presented only at the first time a new word is introduced. E ...more
Julie
May 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
¡HOLA! Let's Learn Spanish: Visit New Places and Make New Friends by Judy Martially is a fun way for young children to learn Spanish. The book is geared to children ages six to ten. Ms. Martialay has compiled a variety of activities and approaches through which children, and their parents, can quickly learn some basic Spanish words and phrases as well as learning about the culture. There is an audio narrative that is to be used in conjunction with the book.

Hola starts with an engaging story abou
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Jalynn Patterson
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
About the Book:

¡HOLA! Let's Learn Spanish Visit New Places and Make New Friends! Introduces children to Spanish. The purpose of the book is to give children an enjoyable experience learning the language as well as to teach them a useful skill. The age range of children is roughly 6-10, although it should include the largest age range possible.


My Review:

I believe children are more apt to learn another language a lot easier and quicker than adults. I think this can be proven through the televisio
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Kirsty
May 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was given a ebook copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Hola! Let’s Learn Spanish: Visit New Places and Make New Friends is a book aimed at children between the ages of 6 and 10. The purpose of the book is to help children to learn basic Spanish.
The book consists of a story about Panchito, a jumping bean. Words are introduced first in English, with the Spanish written alongside in bold. If the word is repeated later in the story, the English is not there, but the word is replaced
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Reader Views
Nov 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by Paola (age 9) for Reader Views (11/2016)

“Hola! Let’s Learn Spanish” by Judy Martialay takes you on Pete the Pilot’s airplane to Mexico to meet Panchito, a jumping bean who will show you more about this country.

Starting with the landing in a field of beans where Panchito begins the journey, he shows how high he can jump, and tries to make the beans on the trees play and talk to him. Soon he sees the farmer counting the rows of trees, and pulling the beans and putting them in a basket.
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Judy Martialay
Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Reviewed by Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite

In¡HOLA! Let's Learn Spanish: Visit New Pages and Make New Friends by Judy Martialay, Pete the Pilot takes kids on a new adventure aboard his magic plane, and this time the destination is Mexico. He has a lot in store for kids. They will learn about Mexico, about the interesting Mexican culture, the children of Mexico and, most importantly, they will learn Spanish. As they follow the exciting story of Panchito the jumping bean and his adventures,
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Angela Shori
Dec 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
In her book for littles aged 6-10, former French and Spanish teacher Judy Martialay takes kids on a spirited adventure to Mexico where they meet Panchito, a Mexican jumping bean who does not want to end up in a pot with other frijoles.

Since this is a book for kids, and I have two of those, I downloaded the ebook and set up shop to take them through Panchito's tale. Full disclosure, my kids are younger than the recommended age group, but they stuck with the story portion of the book. The Spanish
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Review of Hola! Let's Learn Spanish
by Judy Martialay

This is exactly the style and content that I would wish for teaching young children a language. This book guides young learners into Spanish, and a similar guide to learning French is planned. Enclosing Spanish vocabulary in a cute story arc, children (and I think adults too!) absorb the Spanish vocabulary by seeing it in context. Additionally, the author provides exercises, music, and a cultural corner, so the book is a neat total experience.
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Storytime Books
Feb 05, 2016 rated it liked it
I thought this book was very creative and is a great beginner book for kids and even adults to begin to learn Spanish. I was a little confused at the beginning of the book where the story is, where it had certain words that transitioned from English to Spanish. For me, it was a little confusing the way it was portrayed throughout the story part of the book. I think maybe if the Spanish words were put in a parentheses, that would have helped with the confusion, but that’s just my opinion. Other t ...more
Maria
Oct 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from the author, in return for an honest review.

In ¡Hola! Let’s Learn Spanish, the reader follows the adventures of Panchito, the Mexican jumping bean. While Panchito’s story will certainly entertain children ages 5-10, it also provides an introduction the Spanish language and Mexican culture.

What I liked about the book:
• It has an online audio option, so the reader / listener, can hear the correct pronunciation of the Spanish words. The link for the audio can be
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