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ABeCedario de Plantas, one in a series of ABC books available in both Spanish and English, is written by the incredibly talented bilingual author, Yanitzia Canetti.
I let my daughter Sofía choose the theme of which Canetti ABC book to purchase. She carefully contemplated each topic: plantas, music, nutrition, animals or professions. Her LOVE of flowers made selecting AbeCedario de Plantas easy.
ABeCedario de Plantas covers amapola to zinnia in rhyming and alliterative verse. I was really impressed and delighted to see these literary techniques used; they are difficult to find in authentic Spanish-language materials yet so very essential to preparing our soon-to-be-independent readers. There is even a section about interesting planta facts and a glossary of new words. Canetti also includes both the hard and soft sounds of letters like the C (conejo and cielo) which gives this book a mami’s two thumbs-up for fostering important pre-reading skills!
ABeCedario de Plantas is much more than just strengthening literacy skills through science however. Reading this book aloud is festive! Rolling off your tongue, the words sing, make music, and dance in your head! It makes for great family reading!
Title: ABeCedario de Plantas
Author: Yanitzia Canetti
Age group: 2-8
Publisher/Year: BrickHouse Education/ 2010
Price: $8.99 on Amazon