I was provided with a copy of Grasshopper Buddy/El Saltamontes Buddy, a colorful rhyming bilingual book from East West Discovery Press, so that I could provide a review. However all opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links.Grasshopper Buddy/El Saltamontes Buddy is Michael Smith’s latest bilingual children’s book. Our family was first introduced to Michael Smith’s books with My Ducky Buddy a beautiful bilingual book about a boy and his rubber ducky. In Grasshopper Buddy/El Saltamontes Buddy the boy is back on a new adventure this time his friend is a playful grasshopper, Buddy. The book follows both friends as they play outside, the little boy chasing the grasshopper who is always one jump ahead.
The author has again teamed up with talented illustrator Octavio Oliva, continuing a winning partnership that started with My Ducky Buddy, followed by Relatividad/Relativity. Oliva really brings this story to life with brightly colored illustrations that are filled with movement. The clever rhyming text in both English and Spanish seems to jump and leap following the bouncing grasshopper. The book teaches children new words and simple concepts like opposites and directions. Each page has only one or two lines of text making this a great book for young children for beginning readers in both English and Spanish. The vibrant, and bright illustrations make you feel like the little grasshopper is just going to jump right out of the pages and into your lap and the fun story captures children’s attention.
Grasshopper Buddy recieved the 2013 PREFERRED CHOICE AWARD from the Creative Child Magazine Book Award in Kids Bedtime Storybooks category.
Grasshopper Buddy/El Saltamontes Buddy is the recipient of the 2013 Preferred Choice Award from Creative Child Magazine’s Book Awards in the Kids Bedtime Storybook category. You can learn more about this and other books by Michael Smith by visiting the East West Discovery Press website.
Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of Grasshopper Buddy/El Saltamontes Buddy so that I could provide a review. However all opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links.