The Alphabet / El alfabeto (English and Spanish Foundations Series) (Bilingual) (Dual Language) (Board Book) (Pre-K and Kindergarten) (English and Spanish Edition)

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9780967974804: The Alphabet / El alfabeto (English and Spanish Foundations Series) (Bilingual) (Dual Language) (Board Book) (Pre-K and Kindergarten) (English and Spanish Edition)
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Teach children letter recognition and the alphabet with the use of cognates (words that look similar across languages). Research has proven that cognates are among the best tools for introducing two languages simultaneously to children. The pages are bursting with delightful illustrations of toys and musical instruments, as well as ñandús, queztals, and other exotic creatures native to South and Central America-all in bright and cheerful colors. Learning the alphabet has never been this fun! Written by Gladys Rosa-Mendoza, edited by Carolina Cifuentes, and illustrated by Michele Noiset. Winner of the Chicago Book Clinic Book and Media Show Award of Excellence.

This small book is durable and easy for young children to handle.

Creators of Award-Winning Dual Language Products:

The English-Spanish Foundations Series is a prized group of products specially designed to reflect the joy, spontaneity, and energy of infants and toddlers. These bright, colorful and engaging products were created by the principals of me+mi publishing, Gladys Rosa-Mendoza and Mark Wesley, award-winning publishers and the parents of bilingual children, who saw a need for high quality dual language books. They have been creating books for major US publishers for over 20 years and have been honored with numerous awards for design and development of educational books.

Other Products in the English and Spanish Foundation Series include:

Board Books:
· The Alphabet
· Numbers 1 2 3
· Colors and Shapes
· My Family and I
· Opposites
· The Weather
· What time is it?
· My body
· Jobs Around My Neighborhood
· Fruits and Vegetables
· I Can!
· When I Am
· Animals at the Farm
· Cars, Trucks and Planes
· My Clothes
· Lupe Lupita, Where Are You?
· It s My Birthday!
· My House
· I Live Here!
· Lola (Paperback)
· Let s go to the zoo!
· My Senses
· I Take Care of Myself!
· My School
· Who lives in the sea?
· My Week

Big Books:
· My Family and I
· Jobs Around My Neighborhood
· Lupe Lupita, Where Are You?
· When I Am
· My House
· My body
· I Can!
· Animals at the Farm
· I Live Here!
· My Senses
· I Take Care of Myself!
· My Week
· Who lives in the sea?

Audio Books on CD:
· My Family
· My Body
· I Can!
· Jobs Around My Neighborhood
· Animals at the Farm

Storybooks:
· I, sailor
· I, farmer
· I, ballerina
· I, astronaut
· Lola

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About the Author:

From the Publisher:

me+mi publishing is an independent publisher dedicated to creating the highest quality products available in two or more languages for infants and toddlers. Reading is a critical element of success in life, and linguists generally agree that bilingual programs provide real educational benefits. We believe that by exposing dual language literature to children at the earliest stages, they will enter the education system not only well prepared with strong reading skills, but with a unique advantage as well. As a result learning becomes a positive life experience for the rest of their lives.

Our Guiding Principles:

· We believe that every child should be read to from birth.
· We believe every child should be taught at least two languages.
· We strive to surpass each customer's expectations.
· We will only produce the highest quality products.

Our Vision:

me+mi publishing will be a company that is recognized for producing the finest dual language products that allow children to function at a high level equally well in English and Spanish.

Awards:

me+mi publishing has received the following literary awards:

· Benjamin Franklin Award
· Chicago Book Clinic Book and Media Show
· Latino Literary Hall of Fame Mariposa Award
· Latino Literary Hall of Fame
· Latino Literary Hall of Fame Honorable Mention
· Writer s Digest Certificate of Merit

From the Author:

When my children were in preschool, I found it hard to find good quality books in English and Spanish. This difficulty inspired me to create the English and Spanish Foundations Series. This series started out with only a few books, and has now grown to include over 50 products.

Over the course of my career, I have developed over 600 books and other products for some of the largest publishers in the United States and have received numerous awards and accolades. My clients have included companies such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Dental Association, American Medical Association, Cook County Hospital, Kraft General Foods, Target, Boarders, Costco, Sams, Burlington Coat Factory, U.S. Post Office, World Book, American Family Insurance, Sate Farm, Reader's Digest, Heinemann Library, HarperCollins, Dorling Kindersley, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Cengage Learning, McGraw Hill, Pearson and others.

I am a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago and have a BFA in Visual Communications. While at SAIC, I also won a scholarship to study in Europe at the Basel School of Design. I also have a master's degree in Service Design and Design Research from IIT School of Design, with an emphasis on User-centered, Research and Analysis, Service Design and Cross-Cultural Research.

I am fluent in English and Spanish and live in the Chicago area with my husband, two children and our dog Chuchi.

I am so thankful and grateful that you have chosen to buy our products. It is my hope that you enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed creating them.

From Publishers Weekly:

This series of bilingual board books has received the Benjamin Franklin Award from the Publishers Marketing Association. The sturdy binding, chunky size and stiff board pages coupled with the bright colors of the illustrations make these books very appealing to the younger set. Colors and Shapes features illustrations of multicultural children holding up outsized shapes in different colors (e.g., red circle, yellow square, blue oval, etc.). The English words appear in the top left-hand corner, while the Spanish words appear in the bottom left-hand corner. The final page depicts a busy classroom scene and invites readers to identify shapes and colors from the scene. The Alphabet features illustrations of toys, musical instruments, and other commonplace items in bright cheerful colors. Each page showcases a letter of the Spanish alphabet (? and ll included). The author has chosen items that begin with the same letter in both languages (e.g., airplane/ avion, flower/ flor, juice/ jugo). The use of exotic creatures native to South and Central America such as the ?andu and the quetzal give this book a uniquely Latin flavor. Numbers also uses wonderful illustrations of exotic animals, from the iguana on page one to two toucans, three turtles, four frogs, etc. All the numbers, one through 10, are assembled at the end, and readers are invited to repeat their names in both languages. The final pages list the numbers up to 20 with both their English and Spanish names. This well executed series belongs in all public and school libraries serving a very young Hispanic clientele. Also appropriate for book-stores. M.O.B.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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