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ZED L'ESPIEGLE

Author: Peggy Paquerette

Illustrator: Bill Bolton

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Publisher: Buster Books

Material: board book

Summary: Zed is looking for someone to play with, but everyone is doing their job. This is a French storybook with bright and sparkly illustrations.

Type of Reading: playtime reading, learning to read, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 1 to 4; read yourself: 5 to 8

Interest Level: 2 to 6

Age of Child: Started reading with child 26 months old.

Young Reader Reaction: Toddler loves the sparkles in the illustration and the big faces showing emotions.

Adult Reader Reaction: The lesson that there is a time to work and a time to play is useful for parents but difficult for toddlers to grasp.

Pros: This French book teaches bug names and types of play.

Cons: The language is beyond basic French appropriate for teaching a toddler

Borrow or Buy: Borrow if possible--This book is clever but there are many other out there more useful for teaching simple French words to toddlers

If You Liked This Book, Try: LEO ET POPI A LA FERME   MOI, LE SINGE   WEATHER/LES TEMPS

Educational Themes: This book teaches French terms for bugs and types of playing

Notes: not available at Amazon or BN.com

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, French, bilingual

Date(s) Reviewed: September 2004

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