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My son and I have read many of Dr. Seuss’ books and this is definitely a favorite! The magic of his art and the liveliness of his characters make it a great read not only for 6 years and up, but for all ages.
I think Yanitzia Canetti did a great job translating this book into Spanish. The wittiness of the rhymes are well done and well maintained throughout the story.
The story is not about fish — as the title would indicate — instead, it’s a series of short tales about a boy and a girl and their adventures with Dr. Seuss’s animated characters and many animals. The stories describe the characters with extensive vocabulary that helps kids learn new words and get familiar with Spanish language accents in simple words such as “acá” and “allá.” My son likes to point out the accents when he sees one.
Overall, I think this book is a good tool for learning and practicing new and old words in Spanish while enjoying the liveliness of Dr. Seuss’s art.
Here is one of our favorite parts:
“¡No lo puedo creer!
¡No lo puedo creer!
¡Cuántas cosas chistosas
desde aquí podemos ver!”
Title: Un Pez, Dos Peces, Pez Rojo, Pez Azul (Spanish edition)
Author and Illustrator:Dr. Seuss
Translator: Yanitzia Canetti
Ages: 6 and up
Publisher/Year: Lectorum Pubns/ 2005
Format: Hard Cover
Price: $7.98 on Amazon.com