The Napping House/La casa adormecida

By Audrey Wood • Illustrated by Don Wood
Translated by Alma Flor Ada & F. Isabel Campoy
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt • 2012 • 32 pages
ISBN: 978-0547719207
Board Book ($6.99)
Ages 0-3

Audrey Wood’s delightful cumulative tale has been available for years in an excellent Spanish translation entitled La casa adormecida (Perfection Learning, 1995).  Now, the two editions are available in a single bilingual board book edition for all to enjoy! The bilingual format offers mami and other family members the flexibility of reading the story with children in their language of choice.

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In both languages, this tale of a grandmother, her grandchild, and all of the animals that live with them piling up on top of one another for an afternoon nap until the bed and all on it collapse in a heap of laughter will be loved by adults and niños alike!  A highly recommended edition of a classic tale.

—Reviewed by Katie Cunningham, Library Professional and Blogger ¡Es Divertido Hablar Dos Idiomas!