In this Valentine’s Day story, a young child shows his love for his mother. The very easy text makes the book suitable for early readers and second language learners.
CD and Cassettes Description
There is a special value to listening to a books read by the author. Such recordings show just where the author wishes to convey feelings and emotions, emphasis and suspense. When the text is put to music it acquires additional interest for children.
I particularly like to read aloud and to record my readings so, for me, it was particularly joyful to record these twelve stories in English and Spanish.
The stories can be found in individual cassettes in English and Spanish, one for each book of the series, or in CDs in English and Spanish versions. Each of the CDs contains the twelve stories of the series.
A Special Bonus
Because these stories have been so beloved by children, I conceived the idea of given them an extra dimension. I have rewritten the 12 stories in Spanish in verse format. And Suni Paz, with her incomparable creativity, has put them to music. So the Spanish cassettes and CD contain not only the story as published in the book told by me, but also the story retold in verse form and sang by Suni.
The twelve books of this series are some of my best well known books among bilingual teachers and their students. They are also very dear to my heart since the inspiration for most of them comes from my own children’s childhood.
I have enjoyed very much showing this book in the kindergarten and first grade classes of three of my granddaughters, Camille, Jessica, and Collette and listening them say to their classmates, while pointing to the child in the book: “That’s my Dad.”
The book indeed was inspired by a true experience.
While my children were growing up we had a large dog. One day when I came home the living room was in true disarray. When I asked who had done all that all three boys responded:
“It Wasn’t Me.”
It took repeated questions to finally hear: “It was the dog.”
Since that did not seem the usual conduct of the dog, I insisted, “but, why did the dog do this?” To receive the answer: “Because it did not like wearing sneakers.”
And that day inspired this much beloved book, which keeps delighting so many children.
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