Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Book Review- Welcome To My Neighborhood! A Barrio A*B*C

By Quiara Alegria Hudes
Illustrated by Shino Arihara
Published by Scholastic
Source: Publisher
4 stars-It's an enjoyable book to read to younger kids

Welcome to My Neighborhood! Every neighborhood is filled with things that make it special to us. Join Ava as she takes her best friend on a joy-filled tour of home, starting with her abuela, and ending on Z Street, where cars speed by all day. In between you'll get to discover:

M is for los muralistas
Making murals of island vistas.
Watefalls that hide brick walls.
Rain forests full of tropical trees.

N is for the noisy neighbors
Who sit on the stoop
And catch the breeze.

What's special about your neighborhood? This is a book that will inspire you to find out. (taken from the side cover).

In My Neighborhood is a great book for younger readers, as Ava takes them on a tour through her neighborhood filled with diversity and rich in culture. Even if you don't live in a major metropolitan city like Ava does, you'll feel like you just visited one after reading this book. I think this a great edition for in the class room and at home. It uses both English and Spanish words, which I think is a great introduction for younger kids. Ava's neighborhood can be any little readers backyard who lives in the city.

Book Review- Welcome To My Neighborhood!

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~