Marta! Big & Small

October 1, 2019 - 1 minute read

By Jen Arena

Illustrated by Angela Dominguez

This book centers around the little girl, Marta.  “To a bug, Marta is grande.  Big, very big.”  Marta is compared to many animals.  This simple story introduces words such as big in Spanish.  This book is considered a “bilingual read-aloud” which demonstrates and identifies opposites along with very simple words in Spanish.

I think this short, simple book really has a lot to offer young children.  I see it as a read-aloud, but it could be used with very young children who speak English or Spanish to learn animal names.  There is a glossary in the back with Spanish and English words for the animals and the descriptive words such as slow and fast.

Reviewed by: Sherial McKinney