Friday, December 21, 2012

Escucha Means Listen (Perfect Picture Book Friday)

Escucha Means Listen

Written by Talia Aikens-Nuñez Illustrations by
Dina Ashraf Helmi

Published by Musa Publishing November 2012

Suitable for ages: 2-5

Theme/topic: bilingual Spanish/English, nature, people, loving

Opening: Listen. Escucha. Listen to everything around you. Ree-aaarr! Ree-aaarr!What do you hear? La ambulancia (the ambulance) is going to help someone.

Synopsis:Escucha Means Listen helps children discover the world in Spanish and English. Just listen to the world around you. Escucha Means Listen helps children discover sounds around them in English and Spanish. Bilingual books are one of the best language learning tools you can use with children.
The sentences are short, the vocabulary is basic and the illustrations teach the words in a fun, easy to figure out way.

Activities: Take a walk and talk about the truck or the leaves and read the story with your children reinforcing the words. AT&T Natural Voices
is an excellent way to learn another language with the kidlets.  

Why I love this book: It teaches Spanish in a very kid friendly way. It's a lovely book with the most vivid illustrations I have ever seen. From the ambulance to the wind blowing. You have to buy this book for your little ones. They will absolutely love it. I promise! They will love to say the words with you in Spanish. :-)

You can buy this lovely book here.

For more wonderful picture books visit author Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog.


  1. And children are like sponges - they soak it fast.

  2. Righto Alex. How I wish my brain could be like that. :-)

  3. Escucha sounds like a cool book. Wish I could read it.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Robyn.

  4. Took spanish once. I remember some but a sbook like this would go far in a kids mind to introduce words. good entry, Robyn!

  5. Hi Robyn .. it's what I need (or perhaps I should say needed!) .. the English aren't good with other languages ... I rather wish I'd been pressed as a child - but I have a brief broad knowledge of a few .. and at least can pronounce them - but having a conversation is way beyond me!

    Happy christmas .. and Escucha is a good word to know ... Listen up!!

    Cheers Hilary

  6. Sounds like a neat book, Robyn. Maybe it would even help me learn Spanish :o)

  7. Wonderful choice! I think my sister would like this! :)

  8. Great Choice Robyn. Great book for kids to learn a little Spanish. They learn foreign languages quickly, if exposed.

    To answer your question, yes, I'd be interested.

  9. Great Choice Robyn. Great book for kids to learn a little Spanish. They learn foreign languages quickly, if exposed.

    To answer your question, yes, I'd be interested.

  10. Thanks so much for your thoughts on this book. I know I can trust your judgement, and that means a lot, amigo! :) Thanks a bunch!

    Sending love and hugs your way,
    Karen xo

  11. It sounds like a delightful book. I remember learning some Spanish when I was young. It was helpful.

  12. Robyn- I am so happy that you liked Escucha Means Listen. If anyone wants to see (or buy) it you can on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and on Musa Publishing.

  13. I like the idea of using fiction picture books to teach children spanish. Looks like a cute one.

  14. Sounds like a great book. : )

  15. What a fun way to start learning Spanish. Love it! It will probably help me brush up on some of my skills. :)

    Happy New Year!

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