Let's Play in the Park / Juguemos en el parque (Bilingual edition)

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Joe and José play games in the park in this third bilingual picture book in the My Friend, Mi amigo series

Two friends, an English speaker and a Spanish speaker, go to the park for a day filled with games and making new friends.

Hi, José! Let's go to the park. Hola Joe! Vamos al parque.
I like to climb. Me gusta subir.
I like to slide. Me gusta deslizarme

Perfect for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and first and second graders who are learning to speak or read English and Spanish. A delightful reading experience for bilingual families. 

René Colato Laínez, a teacher in a bilingual kindergarten classroom, has crafted an ingenious story that authentically and naturally uses conversation to introduce children to English and Spanish. The fun friendship story engages children, while simple words, short sentences, and a glossary reinforce learning. 

Nomar Perez, Pura Belpre Honor winning illustrator of best-selling children’s books as well as greeting cards, has a bright, bold, colorful, kid-pleasing style that invites readers to befriend the characters in this book.

René was raised in El Salvador and Nomar in Puerto Rico.

You will also like Let’s Be Friends, Seamos Amigos and We Play Soccer / Jugamos al fútbol by René Colato Laínez and illustrated by Nomar Perez.

René Colato Laínez is the author of several bilingual picture books, including Senor Pancho Had a RanchoVamonos! Let's Go!, and Playing Lotería, which was nominated for the Tejas Star Book Award - the K-6 bilingual counterpart to the Texas Bluebonnet Award. He lives in California, where he teaches a bilingual kindergarten class. Through his work as both an author and an educator, he hopes to help all children develop positive self-images.

Nomar Perez grew up in Ponce, Puerto Rico, where "an amazing array of colors, sounds, and flavors" influenced his artistic life. He is the illustrator of two 2017 Amazon Best Sellers: All Day Long, God Loves Me and Everywhere I Go, God is With Me. He is also a staff artist at American Greetings. Nomar currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

★ "This bilingual beginning reader by Laínez . . . contains a perfect blend of Spanish and English. . . . Laínez’s bilingual teaching background shows through in this well-constructed story, and the simple text works for those learning either language. . . . A fantastic addition to any early childhood classroom."Booklist, Starred Review
"Colorful artwork and detailed pictures keep readers engaged. . . . a simple story with delightful characters for beginning readers or those learning a new language."—School Library Journal

"A joyful story gently highlighting the power of art to connect communities and individuals."—Kirkus ReviewsL

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