Author Archives: lisibo

Lo que escuchó la mariquita

This is the third in a series of three posts about Julia Donaldson books that I have recently purchased in Spanish. Lo que Escuchó la Mariquita is the Spanish version of What the Ladybird heard and is a ‘farmyard thriller; a crime set on a farm‘ according to Julia Donaldson, the author. In it, two […]

Las tres cartas del Oso

This is the second in a series of three posts about books by Julia Donaldson that I have recently purchased in Spanish. Las tres cartas del Oso is a very simple board book with flaps. It has two short sentences per page and colourful illustrations by Axel Scheffler. Oso writes three letters and sets out […]

El GIGANTE más elegante

When I saw this book on the Little Linguist stall in July (yes, I’ve had it that long without sharing it!) it immediately sparked ideas in my head so I had to buy it. And now I’ve got around to sharing them! The Spanish version of The Smartest Giant in Town, it’s written and illustrated […]

Sharing my books

When we moved to Switzerland seven years ago, I had no job and no idea if I’d need my large collection of books. We decided not to take them all with us in the first instance so I started to make a list of them all whilst selecting some favourites that I couldn’t leave behind. […]

Cache-Cache Ville

The other book that I was gifted to me by Mr S was Cache-Cache Ville. He chose this one from a selection that he thought might be suitable because, as his messages said ‘This is fun!’ and “It’s magic!’ The book takes you through the town Cache-Cache Ville, past les magasins et les maisons, la boulangerie, la poste, le bureau […]

Mon ami

My lovely husband was in France recently and, as usual when he is away in another country, had a look for books I might like. I have to say, he’s getting rather good at choosing good ones that I’ll like! One of the books he chose was Mon ami. The blurb starts… Aujourd’hui, à l’école, […]

¿Quién trae los regalos de navidades en Europa?

Thanks to José García Sánchez in the Secondary MFL Matters Facebook group for this lovely infographic/ map of European present givers. Whilst Christmas is past for most, Spain and those who follow the Orthodox calendar have another day or so before they receive their gifts on 6th January or Epiphany. I’ll certainly be thinking of […]

Hello Languages! from bsmall

“As lovers of all things British AND foreign, especially languages, the team at bsmall publishing are leading a crusade to keep foreign language learning alive in the minds of our kids and parents at home.” Thus starts the press release from bsmall publishing, announcing their new series of books entitled Hello Languages.’ I’ve blogged about […]