Saturday, 2 August 2014

Book of the Month:August

With school out for summer and many of us jumping on a plane to a sunnier climate, what better book to choose for a shiny holiday read than Off We Go To Mexico!

Travel to Mexico and discover its many wonders, from the amazing monarch butterflies in the Highlands to a mariachi show in the village square. Like most Barefoot Books, this story is so full of colour and verve, with images jumping out of the page as if we were in Mexico ourselves (we can dream). It is great for reading aloud and putting lots of animation in your voice to really get the children engaged. Such a fun book.

We love how educational this book is without taking away any of the fun. The rhyme and lyricism of the text is complemented by endnotes about the history of the country, national fiestas, and a glossary of simple Spanish vocabulary. This book would be great at home or for schools, for language and history classes. 

Why not extend your storytelling session by making a Mexican feast and indulging in some Mexican crafting to extend the learning process. Arriba!