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Nice high contrast images but the translations into Spanish are clumsy. No thought was put to matching the syllables or rhythm in the Spanish versions to the tunes. Even when there are well established Spanish versions for some of the rhymes, such as Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, it opts for its own uninspired translation. I’m a Spanish translator so I’m probably being picky, but I would not recommend it as a bilingual nursery rhymes book.
I love the black and white images. My baby smiles when we read this book together, and stares intently at each picture. I also love that this book is in both Spanish and English, so grandparents can read in their native tongue. Most of the black and white books on Amazon are about 10 pages long. For about the same amount of money, this book has 48 pages. The 21 different rhymes makes the book feel fresh each time, as I will sometimes read 5 or 6 rhymes at a time. The rhymes are classics, and bring back memories from my childhood. I especially like that I can sing every nursery rhyme. My three year old also loves this book, and insists that we sing “I’ve been working on the railroad” over and over again (he’s obsessed with trains). I am so happy that I stumbled across this book.
I bought this for my soon to be newborn granddaughter. I’d love her to learn Spanish early, and I think this book will do the trick nicely. I love the songs in this book, and can’t wait to sing them to her.