Monday, July 6, 2015
Playing Lotería by René Colato Laínez and illustrated by Jill Arena is one of the books that I ran across at the library when looking for things to read in Spanish. It is a bilingual book that tells about a boy who doesn't know much Spanish. He goes to spend time with his grandmother who speaks only Spanish. His grandmother helps him learn Spanish while playing lotería. In exchange, the boy teaches his grandmother some English. I enjoyed the story and illustrations and want to use it as a read aloud for my classes in the upcoming year.