Do it Again! Otra Vez! by Ann Morris
Illustrated by: Vanessa Alexandre
Published: Sept 4, 2018
Published by Mascot Books
Hardcover picture book: 38 pages
For children ages 4-6
Content rating: G
Three-year-old Amy is off on an adventure-a sleepover at her aunt and uncle's house! Jump into this bilingual book and join Amy on her most exciting day, all while learning another language! When you finish reading, you will no doubt want to do it again!
Reviewed by Laura Fabiani
It's refreshing to find dual language books for children these days since there are many immigrants in North America. I wish I had had such books when I was growing up so that my mother who did not speak English could still read books with an Italian version in it to me as I was growing up.
Do it Again! is a simple story about 3-year-old Amy who spends the day and has a sleepover with her cousin, aunt and uncle. She has a loving relationship with her relatives and they indulge her in play and affection. Amy is happy and repeats "Do it again!" as they play, read stories and show her affection.
This children's book shows the warm and close relationship that children in the Latino culture have with their relatives. Amy is comfortable being in the company of her aunt and uncle overnight without her parents, even though she is but 3 years old. Parents can use this story to demonstrate to their children that their circle of trusted adults can extent beyond mother and father.
Disclosure: A big thank you to the author for sending me a hard copy for review. All opinions are my own.
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About the Author:
Ann (Ana) Morris is an Iowa, USA, native. Her goal is to promote education that demonstrates acceptance and peace among all people. Morris has been honored by the Purple Dragonfly Award, Mom's Choice Award, CLIPPA, and Reader's Favorites. She also won the award for Best Translation from English to Spanish by International Latino Awards. This award was for a children's book by Janet Balletta, which Ms. Morris translated. International Latino Awards has granted her the honorary title of Latina de Corazn.
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