The popular Maisy is back with a clever series of concept board books sure to stand up to a toddler’s rough treatment. In each one of the Maisy series, Maisy and her friends showcase different words in English along with their translations in Spanish.
Maisy’s Food/Los alimentos de Maisy includes healthy foods such as los guisantes (peas), las zanahorias (carrots) and la manzana (apple), along with yummy treats like el helado (ice cream) and el pudín (pudding). Maisy’s Animals/Los animales de Maisy includes domesticated animals, such as el perro (dog) and el cerdo (pig), along with other animals like la serpiente (snake) and el caracol (snail.) Maisy’s Clothes/La ropa de Maisy teaches readers more words in both languages such as la camiseta (t-shirt) and el vestido (dress), and Maisy’s Toys/Los juguetes de Maisy includes el triciclo (tricycle), and la pelota (ball).
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Each of these adorable books features age appropriate terms that would interest any young child. Maisy and her friends are depicted exactly as they are in the television program: simply drawn with bright colors. These cute books would be a great addition to a small child’s collection for parents who want to foster a strong foundation in both Spanish and English.
—Reviewed by Beth Rotella, Teacher, New York