Uno Dos Tres: My First Spanish Rhymes (Book & CD)
A perfect guide for young readers through the first stages of learning Spanish using simple rhymes and illustrations, and with the help of an audio CD. Simple songs and rhymes are an excellent way to familiarise young children with another language. Uno Dos Tres a collection of 25 traditional nursery rhymes, is a delightful way to introduce Spanish. An illustrated vocabulary features simple words and phrases that are easy to learn and that can be used in games or everyday life. Children are encouraged to repeat the phrases and sing along with the rhymes, and the included CD lets them know how both should sound. The lively illustrations and amusing rhymes make learning a new language fun. A guide for parents translates more difficult phrases. Spanish follow-up to the popular and successful Un, Deux, Trois. The author is an established writer, editor and translator from Cuba, who has a good reputation in the US.
"A useful stimulus for home/school second language learning. A valuable teaching resource" - The Times Educational Supplement.
Yanitzia Canetti born in Havana in 1967, is an author, editor, and translator with a Bachelor's in Journalism, a Master's in Linguistics, and a Ph.D. in Literature. She has published over 30 books in various genres, including novels, poetry, short stories, theatre and children's literature. She has written fiction and non-fiction series, teachers' guides, and other educational materials for the bilingual educational system. She has also written over 2,000 specialized articles, catalogues, and literary reviews for newspapers and magazines in the United States, Cuba, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and other countries. Fluent in Spanish, Italian and English, she has translated over 100 books, principally for young readers. Her translations include several English literature classics. Yanitzia has received many awards for her work, including the National Literature Award (Ministry of Education, Cuba) 1984, 1985, 1986; the White Rose Literature Award (Best Literature of the Year, Cuba) 1994; Honorable Mention (National Association of Hispanic Publications, California) 1997. At present, Yanitzia lives in Boston, Massachusetts, and works as an editorial director and literary assessor Patrice Aggs studied Fine Art at the City and Guilds Art School in London. She lives in Ashington, West Sussex