Bebe Goes Shopping

Bebe Goes Shopping

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A quick trip to the supermercado? Not with Bebe in the shopping cart. Snatching the grocery list and picking out chocolate-covered pickles, he's not being very helpful. Just as Mama is ready to throw up her manos, she gives sweet Bebe a box of animal cookies. A dulce at last! He finds a camel, nibbles on a giraffe . . . eats an oso. Then they're off to the checkout line, smiling all the way. Susan Middleton Elya's tender yet feisty story and Steven Salerno's vivid art are perfect for budding English- and Spanish-speaking readers.

Includes a glossary of Spanish words.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 40 pages
  • 247.4 x 304.29 x 9.14mm | 449.06g
  • Harcourt Children's Books
  • Boston, United States
  • English, Spanish
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 015205426X
  • 9780152054267
  • 1,832,530

Review quote

*"[Elya's] rhyming bilingual text demonstrates a skilled storyteller who is clearly comfortable with both languages... Salerno packs the supermercado with such fiesta-bright hues, cartoons, and canned goods, it's no wonder Bebe can hardly keep his hands to himself... This delightful tale turns an everyday chore into a lively adventure, brimming with entertainment and enjoyment for all."
-- (02/20/2006) * (starred review) "Introducing a young child to Spanish has never been as attractive in this shopping romp... The text carefully, and delightfully incorporations Spanish words into the rhyming text... Salerno is a master at getting motion into his pictures, and his spreads rumble and tumble, especially when the baby's animal crackers grow large and alive." --Booklist (February 15, 2006)
-- (02/15/2006) "Learn 32 Spanish words in this merry romp about a trip to the supermercado with Mama and Bebe. Northern California author Susan Middleton Elya writes in bouncy rhymes that naturally accomodate both English and Spanish and some chaos too. Clue: No display is safe." --San Francisco Chronicle's Best Books List (November 19, 2006)-- (11/19/2006)
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About Susan Elya

SUSAN MIDDLETON ELYA is the author of more than a dozen books for children, including the Say Hola to Spanish series, illustrated by Loretta Lopez. She lives in northern California. STEVEN SALERNO has illustrated many popular picture books for children, including The Dirty Little Boy by Margaret Wise Brown and Chicken Chuck by Bill Martin Jr, as well as his own Little Tumbo and Coco the Carrot. He lives and works in New York City.
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165 ratings
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5 36% (59)
4 39% (64)
3 18% (29)
2 6% (10)
1 2% (3)
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