Lolo and Birdie: I’m Not Sleepy!/¡ No Tengo Sueño!

Holt. Nov. 2023. 32p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781250874993.
PreS-Gr 2–A sweet bilingual follow-up to I’m Hungry!/¡Tengo Hambre! Birdie the bluebird is trying to coax dinosaur Lolo into going to bed. Lolo isn’t sleepy—isn’t right before bed the perfect time to paint, stack rocks, and play with your stuffies? Birdie uses English to question why Lolo is still awake, and Lolo responds irreverently in Spanish. Birdie repeats Lolo’s Spanish responses in English. The short and simple sentences in both languages and ample white space make this book perfect for beginning readers. The digital drawings are simple yet expressive and hilariously complement the text. English knowledge is necessary to access this book, as not all English text is translated into Spanish.
VERDICT A solid purchase for children’s bilingual collections.

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