Review by Cheyenne Headrick
If you know a child who loves to read, Antonio Sacre’s books would be perfect. Each one incorporates Spanish words and phrases into the stories. I think that learning words from another language is always beneficial and Sacre does an amazing job at including these words at the perfect time. Also, there is a nifty little glossary in the back that gives you the meaning of each word in English. This would be so much fun to read with your child and translate the Spanish words!
I received a few of Antonio Sacre’s books to review and loved each story. A Mango in the Hand: A Story Told Through Proverbs is one of the books I received. I thought that the story and illustrations were very cute. I also liked that the book used illustrations to teach the readers Spanish. For example, on one page, there are pictures of different foods and next to them is their name in Spanish. The story is about a little boy named Francisco who sets out on a mission to collect mangos for dessert. He encounters quite a few problems along the way, but eventually finds a solution and learns a valuable lesson in the meantime. I also received The Barking Mouse which is about a family of mice who encounter a cat and La Noche Buena which is a Christmas story. This story is about a family who has a huge feast on Christmas Eve. These were all unique tales and I feel like children would love them.
Purchase: A Mango in the Hand: A Story Told Through Proverbs
Also, you can visit Antonio Sacre’s website at http://www.antoniosacre.com.
Cheyenne Headrick is a Style & Beauty Editor at Chic Galleria. She is a recent graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in English. She likes interior design, watching comedies, and reading. You can follow her on twitter at @cnheadrick.