No Time for Monsters-No Hay Tiempo para Monstruous is an English/Spanish bilingual story easy to read over and over with children, with smile and giggles. It’s one of those tales well served by the title, seasoned with humor and carried by strong characters.
Do you have a kid, or nephew or brother like Roberto? One who isn’t so much into house chores and isn’t afraid to speak up? And have you had any idea of the type of monsters your house is sheltering at your own risks? The story, which answers all these questions and more, ends with a cute and funny twist. it’s one of my favorite picture books this year.
Spelile Rivas is a graduate of Texas A&M University and an English teacher. No Time for Monsters is her first picture book, and I look forward to her next publications. The book is illustrated by Valeria Cervantes, who is a graphic designer and an illustrator living in Mexico City, and translated in Spanish by Plascencia, Amira. It’s worth noticing that No Time for Monsters’ publication was funded by the City of Houston.
In my humble opinion, this was a great investment, as it puts the spotlight on bilingual books and offers fun opportunity to practice English or Spanish for the non-natives. I hope that you’ll check it out!
Disclaimer: received for review from The MultiCultural Review.
Note: This post is part of Multicultural Blog Awareness Carnival, hosted and published Monday May 2nd, 2011 by Bicultural Mom, where more posts’ awesomeness by our wonderful multicultural community awaits!
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