Last week, I received a copy of Indi Avila’s Sana, Sana book for my son Matías and I to review. What I was thrilled about even more was that Indi had taken the time to sign it and send me a very sweet note with it.
This is a story based on a classic Spanish language nursery rhyme that many of us know and love. Reading through the book, I could hear my mamá saying “sana, sana colita de rana, si no sana hoy sanará mañana” and it was an absolute joy to read to my son now.
The illustrations are vivid and colorful and easy for a 3.5 year old to follow and grasp the concept of sad and happy faces (obviously he doesn’t read). Each animal has a very cute and lovable look…in fact, muy tierno is how I would best describe it.
Lucía, the little girl who gets hurt while jumping rope, has to learn to be patient, realize the power of words, positive thinking and clear communication with her mami. Matías identified with Lucía when her mami says she had to stop crying and take a deep breath. He said“mami, así dices tú!” Clearly the message got through to him and it has sparked a new interest in mother – child relationships, seeing other children listening to their mami’s and of course the main question, ”¿Qué es sana?” The book allowed us to share a new and fun bedtime reading routine while learning new Spanish words.
As a bilingual parent who is always looking for well written and quality Spanish language books I would highly recommend adding Sana, Sana to your collection – nothing complex, just simple, easy to read and comprehend for both the parent and child. You can purchase the book for $12.00 via the Sana, Sana website or on Amazon.
We know you will enjoy it as much as we did!
We are giving away one copy of Sana, Sana along with a tote bag and greeting cards to one lucky winner!