Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Book Review and Activity of Pico, the Pesky Parrot - Pico, El Loro Latoso

Pico, the Pesky Parrot - Pico, El Loro Latoso: 
A Bilingual Story, English and Spanish
by Erika M. SzaboJ.E. Rogers (Editor)Carmen G Monterde (Translation)

Pico the Pesky Parrot, a bilingual story with colorful illustrations, teaches compassion and solidarity.
The story begins when Molly adopts her neighbor's parrot after Mrs. Santos must move to a nursing home. All day long, Pico, shrieks, but Molly doesn't understand him. When Molly is invited to go on vacation, she has to make arrangements for Pico to be with a neighbor.
Emma doesn’t understand Pico, but one day her friends Pedro discovers Pico speaks Spanish.  Pedro took time to understand the Parrot since he also feels frustrated when friends judge him for being disable without taking the time to know him better.
The children decide to surprise Molly by teaching Pico English. When Molly returns from her trip, she is happy to hear Pico speaking English.
The book teaches how difficult that might be not understand others that speak a foreign language. Includes vocabulary pages and activities at the end of the book.

Pico El Loro Latoso, es una historia bilingüe con coloridas ilustraciones que enseña una lección de compasión y solidaridad.
La historia comienza cuando Molly adopta el loro de su vecino después de que la Sra. Santos debe mudarse a un hogar de ancianos. Todo el día, Pico emite chillidos, pero Molly no le comprende. Cuando Molly es invitada a ir de vacaciones, ella tiene que hacer arreglos para dejar a Pico donde  un vecino.
Emma no entiende a Pico, pero un día su amigo Pedro descubre que Pico hablaba en español. Pedro tomó tiempo para entender el loro ya que él también se siente frustrado cuando los amigos lo juzgan por ser incapacitado sin tomarse el tiempo para conocerlo mejor.
Los niños deciden sorprender a Molly enseñándole inglés a Pico. Cuando Molly regresa de su viaje, ella es feliz al escuchar a Pico hablando inglés.

El libro enseña lo difícil que puede ser no entender a otros por hablar otro idioma. Incluye actividades al final del libro.

 Pico, the Pesky Parrot activity - Actividad Pico, El Loro Latoso: 

In a paragraph write the THEME of the story - 
En un párrafo, escribe el TEMA del libro:

Creado por Estella Mejia
Activity of Pico, the Pesky Parrot at local school

I’m reviewing this book as part of the Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 (1/27/17) is its fourth year and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. Our mission is to raise awareness on the ongoing need to include kid’s books that celebrate diversity in home and school bookshelves while also working diligently to get more of these types of books into the hands of young readers, parents and educators. 
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