Marta! Big & Small

Roaring Brook. Jun. 2023. 20p. Board $8.99. ISBN 9781250886859.
PreS-K–An ordinary girl, Marta, is so many extraordinary things to the creatures who surround her in this board book lesson on perspective that perfectly combines English and Spanish words. “To a horse, Marta is lenta/ Slow, very slow.” Then, to a turtle on the next page, “Marta is rápida./ Fast, very fast.” Readers learn she is sabrosa, or tasty to a snake, ruidosa or loud to a rabbit, and more. By the end, children will know that Marta is all these things, and none of these things, unless she wants to be.
VERDICT Offering simple ideas and splendid insights, this is an ideal book for the bilingual shelves.

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