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My First Spanish Word Book / Mi Primer Libro De Palabras En Espaņol

My First Spanish Word Book / Mi Primer Libro De Palabras En Espaņol
Author/Publisher: DK Publishing
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Product Description
Presents pictures labeled in both Spanish and English under such headings as "Going to school," "Weather," and "At the supermarket."

Language Notes
Text: English, Spanish

Product Details

  • Reading level: Ages 4-8
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: DK Preschool (October 1, 1993)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 1564582558
  • ISBN-13: 978-1564582553
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 10.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review:

    4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Excellent Book!
The book is perfect! The size of the book is big and so makes it great for learning. Labels are clear. Contains important things like naming body parts, animals, colors, shapes and numbers, household items, stationary, toys, cars, time, weather and seasons, fruits and vegetables, bathroom items, sports, opposites, verbs and alot more! I am more than satisfied with this book and I think that every beginner of spanish should own it!


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Great for adults and kids
This books is better than the rest because it includes actions, clearly depicted with photographs of children doing things. But more than that, the way the information is presented helps you learn - opposites (heavy/light, rough/smooth, left/right) are presented together, which facilitates learning. My 15-month-old daughter loves this book like no other because she never gets bored of it, there are always new things to point at and words to hear. I love it because I learn with her!


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - My First Spanish Word Book
This is a great book to promote vocabulary buliding with young children. It has real photos which makes it more realistic and easier to use and build background knoledge. Kids love this book they engage in dialoge and adults use it to learn a different language as well!


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - ABSOLUTE MUST HAVE BOOK
I highly recommend "My First Spanish Word Book". This book has GREAT pictures of everyday items each one labeled in English and Spanish. A MUST HAVE for any children (or adult) learning Spanish, or learning Spanish to English.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - What fun and excitement - the thrill of language!
My nephew just loves this book! I find myself learning so much with her and it supplies plenty of laughter. This book instills plenty of confidence as the words are learned and new words are tried out. Plenty of fun.

Ann Clarke, author of People Are So Different! based on tolerance and understanding.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars - it is just okay.
my son liked the book. i wish it told you how to enunciate the words.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Great book if you know some Spanish
My native language is English, and I speak Spanish fairly well at a conversational level. I am speaking Spanish to my young son so that he will be bilingual. Much of my Spanish vocabulary is business- or government- related, so I got this book to learn words for everyday things. When chosen for that purpose, this book is wonderful. To give one example: beginning Spanish students usually learn "camisa" for shirt and "pantalones" for pants. This book has two large pages of words for specific articles of clothing (pajamas. shorts. raincoat, sweatpants, etc.) As other reviewers have mentioned, the pictures are outstanding and I'm sure my son will like looking at the pages when he's a little order.

You do need a basic grasp of Spanish, and a good Spanish-English dictionary, to use this book most effectively. It does not have a pronunciation guide, so you need to be able to pronounce the words (which isn't hard, since Spanish reads phonetically). Also, most of the words are nouns or verbs, so to really be able to practice using them you need to know how to construct a simple sentence in Spanish.

Be careful and check with a native Spanish speaker or with a dictionary if something doesn't seem right. As another reviewer has mentioned, the usage in this book seems to be South American (I would guess Mexican, but I'm not an expert.) I've found a couple typos ("el peinilla", for example, which should have been "la peinilla"). Also, it pays to check translations of unknown words in a dictionary. For example, there is a picture of a beaded bracelet with the English word "beads" and the Spanish word "pulsera". "pulsera" doesn't mean beads, it means bracelet.


Rating: 4 out of 5 stars - Quick way to look up the basics for our younger children.
This is just the basics. Our son loves learning Spanish. He's 3 and I want to encourage it. My old tapes are coming back to me from Jr. High and High School Spanish. I'm able to help him with simple sentences using the words from this book. He really likes the pictures. Some of the words are different than in other versions. This can be a bit confusing. Not sure which is correct all of the time, but it serves our purposes. We have two other versions of this dictionary and cross reference. My son likes it because he knows it guarantees more reading time with mom.


Rating: 4 out of 5 stars - a little outdated...
I bought this book to help me learn Spanish vocabulary and I like it a lot. The pictures are very cute and it is also good to have the Spanish and the English. The only problem I have is that some of the words are words that are no longer used in Spain, or words that are only used in South America. If you are trying to learn South American Spanish, then it is the perfect book for you, but if you want to learn Spanish from Spain, then it is helpful if you have someone that can go through the book and point out the words NOT to learn.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Wonderful Spanish Book for Kids (& Adults)
This word book is great! My son already knows more Spanish than I do, but I was in search of a book to help with every day words and this book is great! I have learned alot from it and the pictures are a plus too!


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Great for Beginners
My toddler loves this book because of the photos of objects and children. Other books I looked at had illustrations but were harder to understand. This one is great!


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - My First Spanish Word Book / Mi Primer Libro De Palabras EnEspaņol


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Great supplement to Spanish curriculum- or any class!
I use this book in all my Spanish classes, ages 3 to 18, to build vocabulary. It has photos of items, so there's no guessing as to what the vocabulary is about - it's large enough to hold at the front of the classroom (it's not a huge room, but you get the idea) and point as we repeat the words and then to quiz the students, or drill one at a time. A great resource to boost your child's vocabulary or review items from a workbook or other program - the only drawback is there's no phonetic spelling and no CD, so if you're not sure on pronunciation, that may be something to think about.
Sra. Gose
Teacher and Author of Flip Flop Spanish: Ages 3-5: Level 1


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Excellent Resource for kids and grown ups
Even after years of academic Spanish, I have turned to this book when at a loss for a word. My kids love it and ask to read it all of the time! There is so much in terms of photos and words that we usually just go through a few pages at a time and leave a bookmark. It helps to know a bit about pronunciation since this book doens't provide a "dummies" guide like the Dora englis/spanish books that my kids also love. This is by far the most comprehensive that I have seen. Excellent for the family room or coffee table!


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Perfect Little Book!
Well, not so "little"! It's a thin book, but a full 10" x 13". Nice big pages for lots of pictures!

Words are categorized so that all the words on the 2 pages in front of you are related...body parts, things around the house, things at the grocery, etc. 30 different categories of words in all with over a 1,000 words total (check out the table of contents). The pictures are outstanding. A very nice collection for learning new spanish words.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Magnifico!
Excellent resourses for easily learning Spanish through colorful illistrations. Toddlers and older kids can benefit greatly from this book. As far as bilingual books go, this one and Drum, Chavi, Drum!/Toca, Chavi, Toca! are the ones that my children love most. When kids love a book and can't put it down, that's a great sign that they will learn Spanish.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Excellent Resource for ALL Ages!
I used this book to help my daughter learn a multitude of words in English and ASL signs when she was *very* young. Now that she's a preschooler, we're looking at it again from the Spanish perspective. And even though I am fluent in Spanish, I learned a *lot* of very specific vocaublary from this book (the names of all different kinds of vehicles and tools, for instance). I would recommend this book not only for parents of very young children, but also for students of the Spanish language of *any* age, as a vocabulary builder. If I were teaching a high school language class, I would want to copy pages out of this book, blank out the names, and challenge students to label each picture. What a great resource!!


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Great pictures!
Nice photos, not cheaply put together. Very clear.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - EXCELLENT!
This is a wonderfully colorful and fun book. My newborn is going to love learning Spanish with this book, so will I! The photographs are of real things -- not drawings, so children can relate directly to the words and pictures. It is a large and sturdy hardcover so it will withstand tiny fingers turning from page to page. If you buy only one book to introduce the language to your youngster, make it this one.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Great book for toddlers
This book has been my 2 year old daughter's favorite book for the last six months. The pictures are engaging, and grouped in categories that make sense.

She's spent hours reviewing this large, well-made book. She's progressed from being able to point to photos of things when asked, to saying the names of them herself, or asking what the photo is. I've learned a lot of Spanish as well.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - My first Spanish Word Book- Terrific!
This book has really been a great teaching tool for my 2 year old. It is not just an introduction to Spanish words, but is great for just learning to recognize all kinds of new and everyday objects. We have been using this book since my son was one and at first he would just point to the different objects and name them in English he is just now beginning to recognize and say some of the Spanish words. The pictures in the book are bright and interesting, each page is packed full. The pictures are photographs not cartoons which make the objects easier for children to recognize. We love it.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - For adults also
I love this book! I got this book for my 2 year-old, but I find that I am using it myself. I wish I had this book when I was learning Spanish prior to my living in Mexico. I am a visual person and this type of book is perfect for learning vocabulary. I am buying this book for my 13 year-old nephew for his Spanish class.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - beautiful book
This book has high-quality photos of each word. Unlike other bilingual books, the pictures are actual photos instead of drawn. Much easier for my child to "get it". The English/Spanish are included next to each picture. Highly recommended!


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - My First Spanish Word Boox
I was simply amazed at how well this book was done. Each word is depicted using a high-quality, colorful, and eye catching photo and is captioned in both Spanish and English. This book is excellent for very young children (and children and adults of all ages) who are learning English and/or Spanish. It covers everything from parts of the body, to actions (dancing, etc.), to everyday household things. I highly recommend this book!



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