8/23/2008

Book of the Week-Eight Animals Bake a Cake


Eight Animals Bake a Cake by Susan Middleton Elya, illustrated by Lee Chapman.

This is a great book! It's easy to read for any teacher, even those of us who are not fluent in Spanish. We can still read it without butchering the words. This is the same author of Say Hola to Spanish. She has done another great job creating a book that both English and Spanish speaking children can both enjoy.

There is a different illustrator this time, so the look of the book is different. This isn't good or bad, just different. The animals have an interesting look to them, but it seems to humanize them for the children; so it works. Each picture tells the story in itself and ease each a work of art.

Back to the story line: The animals are coming together to create a cake. You don't really know that (other than the title) until they all get together. But there are so many lessons in the simple text. There is the bilingual language; the social skills of coming together; the conflict resolution after the cake gets ruined; the science activity that is sure to evolve from this reading into making a cake; the team work; and so much more.

A fabulous book to read for those three year olds who are working on social skills. There is also a recipe for the cake in the back of the book!

However, there is no pictures. So, here's the author:

1 comment:

przepisy kulinarne said...

Cool fun. Like me. Thanks.
I like to cook very at home. Greetings from Poland.