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Marta! Big & Small

Marta Big Small Marta is una ni a an ordinary girl with some extraordinary animal friends As Marta explores the jungle she knows she s bigger than a bug smaller than an elephant and faster than a turtle But then

  • Title: Marta! Big & Small
  • Author: JenArena AngelaDominguez
  • ISBN: 9781626722439
  • Page: 144
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Marta is una ni a, an ordinary girl with some extraordinary animal friends As Marta explores the jungle, she knows she s bigger than a bug, smaller than an elephant, and faster than a turtle But then she meets the snake, who thinks Marta is sabrosa tasty, very tasty But Marta is ingeniosa, a very clever girl, and she outsmarts the snake with hilarious results.WithMarta is una ni a, an ordinary girl with some extraordinary animal friends As Marta explores the jungle, she knows she s bigger than a bug, smaller than an elephant, and faster than a turtle But then she meets the snake, who thinks Marta is sabrosa tasty, very tasty But Marta is ingeniosa, a very clever girl, and she outsmarts the snake with hilarious results.With simple Spanish and a glossary at the end, this fun read aloud picture book teaches little ones to identify opposites and animals and learn new words.

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    About "JenArena AngelaDominguez"

    1. JenArena AngelaDominguez

      Jen Arena is lucky to have been surrounded by great children s books her whole life As a teenager, she worked at a children s only indie bookstore in Pennsylvania, and after graduating from college, she made her way to New York City, where she found a job in children s book publishing Since then, she s written many books for kids She recently left New York and now lives in Florida, surrounded by sunshine, palm trees, and really weird birds.

    354 Comments


    1. This book is perfecto. A perfect bilingual picture book that tells a simple story. Lovely illustrations too! This book would be a perfect way to introduce a child to the Spanish language.


    2. This book quickly became a staple in my PreK outreach visits and on regular rotation for my storytimes. Young children love figuring out the meaning of the Spanish words and then we practice saying them together. They all get VERY concerned when the snake shows up and it is hilarious to me that they really think I am going to read them a story about a girl being eaten! You can hear the sigh of relief when I reveal she is hiding in the tree.


    3. ❤️A bilingual book that presumes an English-speaking reader but doesn't condescend to that reader or diminish the Spanish words that it teaches. It's also a book of opposites and a book of animals, so this picturebook is pulling some major triple duty. And to top it all off, the crowning line of this book highlights cleverness as an inherent quality trait of girls. Hermiones of the world, get this book on your radar.


    4. This would get 4.5 or even 4.75 from me. The art is bold and active, and I can easily see using this in story time. My many Spanish speaking nannies will love hearing me use the Spanish animal names and adjectives, and the animal movements will be perfect for a bit of kids yoga. I think I need a copy of this for my "reading room" collection. Gracias, Jen Arena!


    5. A winning combination of opposites, English/Spanish vocabulary, animals, and one clever little girl! Charmed me.



    6. I loved that this picture book had a Latina character as the girl in the story. I also liked that it taught the concept of opposites while also teaching Spanish words at the same time.




    7. One of my go-to read-alouds for Storytime, particularly for talking about opposites and different sizes. The intermingling of English and Spanish is great for a bilingual audience (or an audience interested in learning new Spanish words).



    8. In this wonderful story, we meet an ordinary girl named Marta who meets and compares herself to an elephant, horse, turtle, lion, rabbit, and snake--which leads to a funny discovery and escape. Throughout the book we are taught new Spanish words, both the animals and adjectives, with the translations in the back of the book. A delight to read to primary grades and perfect for storytime with an ECE, Kinder, or young first grade class. A new favorite with simple text structure that will be repeate [...]


    9. An adorable bilingual picture book about Marta, who explores the jungle and compares herself to animals. I can guaruntee I'll be using this in storytime.I've read criticisms before that make the argument that presenting two languages in two different fonts can be problematic, especially when one of those fonts is difficult to read. While the Spanish words in Arena's text are in a different font, they're also legible. There aren't full sentences either; the text more seems to be an opportunity to [...]


    10. Marta is many different things, depending on your point of view. She's a clever girl and this is a very clever book. And most enjoyable. Amazing illustrations. Love the blend of English and Spanish.


    11. A high energy bilingual preschool concept book that teaches basic vocabulary about animals and opposites in English and Spanish. The vibrant illustrations make Marta's joy literally leap off the pages. An engaging picture book that will leave readers wanting more Marta.


    12. Awesome sauce! An English book that introduces Spanish in a very clever and adorable way! I can't wait to read this aloud. Though I might need to brush up on my pronunciation (of course two of my Spanish-speaking little friends will be sure to correct me).


    13. An interesting way to support bilingual students and their friends. I learned many Spanish words myself and in context with picture support I felt successful.




    14. Completely appealing story and perfect for storytime sharing! Love the illustrations, and Marta, la nina ingeniosa, and the effortless flow between Spanish and English.



    15. -bilingual- in English with Spanish vocabulary- would be easy to read to non-Spanish speakers and have them understand.-Ms Tea's crowd pleasers



    16. Marta is a smart girl. she is also loud, big, and smallor ruidosa, grande y pequena. What a great story to introduce some spanish to the youngest of readers.







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