Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Where Is the Green Sheep?/Donde esta la oveja verde?

Teach young children basic Spanish with the help of Mem Fox!

Fox, Mem.
Where Is the Green Sheep?/Donde esta la oveja verde?
September 2010.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.

Children will find great delight in reading, simply by "reading" the repetitious phrase, "But where is the green sheep?" Not only will children pick up on the concept of using the pictures for context clues, they will also learn colors and opposites, among other basic vocabulary in both English and Spanish - a great way to introduce children to the Spanish language! The book would also be a great tool to teach children about "camouflage," as the green sheep is ultimately found sleeping beside a green bush, cleverly disguised as camouflage works!

This is definitely a great book for preschool children - I shared this book (English big book version) with my Head Start classroom and the kids loved it and were so excited to be actively participating in the read aloud, as I prompted them each time to shout, "But where is the green sheep?"

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style='clear: both;' The Book Chook said...

It's one of my favourite books and wonderful to think kids can use it this way.