Thursday, March 22, 2012

Kindle Books For Kids: My Little Pet Dragon; Bilingual Edition

Would your child like to have a smart, helpful pet dragon? Most kids love to read about the mythical winged monsters that can be frightful or friendly. "My Little Pet Dragon; Bilingual Edition (Spanish and English)", by Scott Gordon, is a delightful picture ebook for young children. The story is illustrated with colorful 3D images that kids will adore. The first half of this book contains the story in English and the second half of the book is the same story in Spanish.

About the Author
Scott Gordon is the author of several children's books, including My Little Pet Dragon, My Crazy Pet Frog, Pigtastic, A Little Book About You, A Pocketful of Dinosaurs, Ninja Robot Repairmen, Happy Healthy Hearts, My Daddy's Cool Car Collection and If I Were A Robot. Currently he is hard at work on his next project: Braedyn Bunny and the Missing Eggs.

A Dragon For Christmas
A child receives a pet dragon for Christmas. The dragon's name is Neka and she is very smart and helpful. Neka spends all of her time helping and entertaining the child and his family. She helps the child with his homework, fixes his computer and even helps brush his teeth!

Neka also loves to help the child's mother. She goes shopping, helps with the cooking and makes sure Mommy brushes her teeth each morning. Neka loves her family very much.

The next Christmas the child receives another dragon for Christmas. His name is Ness. There is love in the air and it looks like there is going to be a new target for Neka's affections!

My Thoughts
This is a very cute story for young children and the 3D illustrations are outstanding. Children will love to study the pictures and tell the story in their own words.

This special edition presents the entire story in English and then repeats the entire story in Spanish. I do not speak Spanish, but I have a basic understanding of the vocabulary and sentence structure. The translation of this story appears to be very good. There are some differences in the illustrations in the two versions. One of the most obvious differences is that Neka is a red dragon in the English version and a green dragon in the Spanish version. Children will enjoy comparing the text and the illustrations in the two versions.

I worked as a school librarian for many years in a community that had many bilingual students. I was always looking for easy picture books in Spanish. This book is a good fit for bilingual students, children who speak English as a second language (ESL) and students who are learning Spanish.

I think the demand for high-quality bilingual books for children is huge. I am glad to see that Mr.Gordon recognizes this need and is providing these books in digital format. This author is a real pioneer in the field of digital books for children. I highly recommend this book for pre-schoolers and early readers. You really don't have to be bilingual to enjoy both versions of this picture book.

My Rating:  5 Stars Out Of 5

FYI ~ I ordered this ebook from Amazon.Com when it was offered as a free digital download. Please check the price before ordering.

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