★ Please note: this book is narrate in English and Spanish, but not Chinese.
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► INTRODUCTION TO THE STORY :
The adventure continues ...
Ruben's Jungle continues the journeys of the little boy with the magical adventures. This time, he lands in a fantastic jungle full of colorful animal friends. The bilingual English-and-Spanish tale and fanciful illustrations engage the imaginations of young readers. The accompanying read-along CD introduces them to the rhythms and sounds of both languages, while helping them practice their pronunciation and learn the names of a zoo-full of animals.
Written as a way for the author and illustrator to keep Spanish alive and vibrant in their own children's lives, Ruben's Jungle is the second title in the award-winning series used in classrooms across the United States to teach Spanish to English-speakers, and offered as a resource by the National Head Start Association to teach English to Spanish speakers. The first Ruben’s book, Ruben's Rainbow, was a Fall 2001 BookSense '76 Pick, winner of the Latino Literary Hall of Fame Award for Best Bilingual Children's Book, and a finalist for the Benjamin Franklin Award.
► EDITORIAL REVIEWS :
"... especially suitable for ESL students. The narrator on the CD reads the story in English, Spanish, and both languages, with a cue for page turning, thus suiting it further for language programs. A sound purchase for schools with large Hispanic populations and strong ESL curricula." School Library Journal, Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"...authentic native voices [on the CD]...lively colors...the simple, fun text is easy for beginning readers to follow." ForeWord, May/June 2003
"Simple color illustrations...engaging text (enhanced by the audio CD)...recommended for learning to read in either or both languages." Midwest Book Review / Children's Bookwatch, February 2003
Printed editions of Ruben’s Jungle are available on amazon.com
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