Item description for La gata perdida / The Missing Cat (Las Aventuras De Nicolas / Adventures With Nicholas) (Spanish Edition) by Chris L. Demarest...
Developed by a team of language experts and educators, the Adventures with Nicholas storybook series introduces children to a foreign language. The three volumes are filled with imaginative stories, lovable characters and engaging illustrations by award-winning illustrator Chris L. Demarest. Packaged with and audio CD, kids four and up will have lots of fun as they learn by listening to the stories and lively songs. Each title features: - 64 page storybook divided into eight episodes - Audio CD with story narration, songs and lyrics - Vocabulary based on real-life situations - English and foreign language versions of the story
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Studio: Berlitz Kids
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.08" Width: 7.09" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.66 lbs.
Release Date Aug 15, 2006
Publisher Berlitz Kids
ISBN 9812468234 ISBN13 9789812468239
Availability 0 units.
More About Chris L. Demarest
Chris L. Demarest says: "A few years ago my wife and I brought our two-year-old son to an open house at a fire station. Ethan loved the big red fire trucks and I became totally enthralled not only by the trucks, but by the idea of serving my community as a firefighter. "Being a full-time illustrator, I work at home, so I could be on call at any time. I took a lot of classes, passed some hard tests, and became a volunteer firefighter. I am on call for the Meriden, New Hampshire, station, where I now get to drive those big red fire trucks. "I created "Firefighters A to Z" to show Ethan and other children what firefighting is really like. It can be an exciting job, but it's also a dangerous one. I hope to convey that through this book."
Chris L. Demarest currently resides in Meriden, in the state of New Hampshire.
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Reviews - What do customers think about La gata perdida / The Missing Cat (Las Aventuras De Nicolas / Adventures With Nicholas) (Spanish Edition)?
My son loves the cassette and pictures. Aug 19, 2006
My son is 2 1/2. My husband is fluent in italian and we are always looking for italian books, music, and toys. I fully recommend these books. My son likes having his own music to play and he loves finding things in the pictures. Using an italian dictionary with the book to play " I spy" is a wonderful part of story time.
The book is also easy enough for the non fluent relatives. Having the english version of the story right there is extremely helpful. My only reservation is that the book is in paperback. I would have given 5 stars if it was a hardback with thicker more kid resistant pages. But this book is definately worth buying even at full price!!!
Great value -- easy and enjoyable way for kids to learn! Apr 5, 2003
The Nicholas stories on tape are very easy to learn from because they are read slowly and clearly. They also keep the sentence structures pretty simple and repeat words and phrases a lot, which might be annoying for a book in your native language, but is very helpful to children learning a second language. My children don't like to listen to regular Spanish books on tape (often spoken quickly and the words seem to run together, more complex vocabulary, verb conjugations, etc.). However, they enjoy all the tapes in this series, even after we've heard them 50 times each.
My son is in kindergarten in a Spanish immersion school, so we always keep these tapes playing in the car to give him extra practice listening to Spanish. The tape has a dictionary portion with 50 words from the story, spoken first in English and then twice in Spanish. This might sound dry, but our kids really like this portion of the tape. Even our 20-month-old repeats both the English and the Spanish words during the dictionary section.
The story is read only in Spanish on the tape -- this has worked fine for us. However, the book is written in both Spanish and English, so if you wanted to enhance your child's understanding of what they were hearing, you could read them the story occasionally in English.
I would recommend first buying The Missing Cat and then A Visit to Grandma before buying The Five Crayons. (The music on The Five Crayons, while perhaps more culturally authentic, has some fast songs and is sung in a style that makes it a little more difficult to understand the words). In general, I've found that for my children to understand the songs, it helped a lot if I sat down with the book and read the English translations of the lyrics to them.
Overall, I'd say all that this series of books and tapes are a very good value -- lots of learning to be gained for a very small amount of money. If they made more tapes in this series, we would certainly buy them!
This is a great way to learn. Mar 19, 2000
We have both the German and Italian. Even my 4-year-old is learning. The story in each language is the same, it's nice to compare the different languages. After the story there are many useful words are said on the cassette (of course you can follow in the book too) followed by songs.
A super book that's fun to read and teaches the language. May 20, 1999
I like the format of the book with the repetition of phrases that are frequently used. Also liked the variations on the verbs which helps to teach grammer. In addition, the story is pleasant. I listen to the tape and read the book frequently to enrich my vocabulary and it doesn't get "stale". Also let my grandchildren listen and they are picking up words and phrases. I also have the "five crayons" and "visit to grandmom" which I will start on after I have mastered this book. (I also take an adult language course, this is just fun.)