Monday, July 13, 2009

Build a Burrito Giveaway

Giveaways are back! We have a lot planned, so get ready!

I am thrilled to do this giveaway of one of my favorite Bilingual children's books, Build a Burrito. Shaped like a tortilla, it counts your way to 10 with different ingredients in a burrito. At the end one eager mouth eats the wrapped up burrito- yum! It teaches numbers, food and cooking :) My kids love it. It is perfect for beginners and has it printed in English as well as Spanish. I highly recommend this book, if you couldn't tell :)




The talented author, Denise Vega, wrote this book. At her website, she has wonderful teaching materials including visual aids, color graphs, food graphs to reinforce the learning with hands-on activities to do with your kids. They are very fun! I plan on printing up the cute ingredients and letting my kids color them to play games with. Click here to find the PDF with activities.

I have two signed copies of Build a Burrito to giveaway to readers of this blog.

Want to win one? This is what you have to do:

*Click here to read my interview with Denise Vega or click here to go to her website.
Then come back to this post, make a comment telling me one thing you learned about Denise Vega or her books.

Do you want a better chance of winning? Additional entries can be made by doing the following:

*Become a follower of this blog by clicking Follow on the box to the right. Make another comment on this post.

*Blog or Tweet about this giveaway linking back to this post. Make one comment on this post. (Just one tweet or blog post :)

*Make another comment on this post telling me two books (in Spanish if you can:)) that you love to read to children.

*Subscribe via e-mail or subscribe via feed by clicking on the box to the right. (You may need to scroll down) Make another comment on this post.

*Take the poll on the right sidebar called "What should we blog about?" Make another comment on this post!

Contest ends Monday July 20th at 10 PM Central Time.

Contest Rules- You can enter only up to five times for the contest by doing each one of the instructions above. You can only win one signed book. Contest ends July 20th at 10 PM Central Time. The winner will be chosen randomly. Comments must provide a name, no completely anonymous. Only USA addresses, sorry. I will announce the winner on July 21st and the winner must e-mail me within 72 hours. If you provide an e-mail, we will e-mail you.

49 comments:

Susan said...

Hi--I was suprised to learn that Denise Vega was not a Spanish speaker, but I am glad to learn she decided to turn her original idea into a bilingual book.

Susan

Susan said...

I am now an official follower of your blog. I love your ideas, and this book sounds great! I hope that I am posting in the right place for the contest. I didn't know if I should post here or under the interview.

Susan

Tricia said...

Just like Susan mentions, I thought it was neat that the author isn't a Spanish speaker, but was happy to make the effort to change her book to a bilingual work.

Tricia said...

I don't know if the books would qualify as "bilingual"--they're more "code-switching", maybe, but we love Susan Middleton Elya's Ocho Animales books. We also recently received a book from our library called "Ana vende manzanas" that has a nice, simple story, along with some great recipes at the end!

diane said...

I learned that this book was originally just in English! Love, love, love, her idea to "wrap up" her culture and counting with this cool concept. Great way to teach Spanish :-)

diane said...

Just took your poll!

Anonymous said...

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I like this book a lot. Both my husband and I only speak english, so this would be a great introduction of spanish to my daughter.

awesome giveaway!

Tricia said...

I voted on the poll!

Viviana said...

I only read Spanish books to my 2.5year old daughter, most of them are translations from English. I had never heard about Denise Vega's books, it sounds really neat and I'm sure my daughter would comment
"que nombre tan interesante" as she always does when we read a book by a new author!

Viviana said...

I just became an official follower of your blog. Wish you lived in the NYC area so my daughter could play with Spanish speaking friends!

Viviana said...

Just suscribed via email! You are in my "Favorites", but now I'll see when you post new things right in my Inbox :)

Viviana said...

So... bilingual books that I love to read to my daughter... We just borrowed 2 from the library: Cloud Boy/Niño Nube by Rhode Montijo. It's a beautiful little book that tells the story of a Cloud boy who was lonely and starts shaping the clouds into different creations, thus finding a way to stop feeling lonely. And Pepita Packs Up/Pepita Empaca by Ofelia Dumas Lachtman. I was so happy when I found this one since we'll be moving to a new neighborhood in a week! It's about a little girl who refuses to pack up her toys or say goodbye since it might make her cry, then realizes moving will bring more friends to her life:)

diane said...

Just blogged your giveaway here: http://foreignlanguagefun.com/2009/07/win-a-bilingual-childrens-counting-book-build-a-burrito/

La profesora Sarita said...

I also was surprised to discover she isn't bilingual, and also that she hates cheese! With that kind of advice on teaching kids Spanish, I wonder what her own language-learning background and desires are.

Susan said...

I thought it was interesting that she wanted to combine writing with her heritage.

Susan said...

I subscribed to this feed via Google Reader. The lesson plan is wonderful! I teach Spanish to kindergarten - 8th grade and I'm always excited about finding lessons for the little ones.

Susan said...

I'm now a follower. Can't wait to see what other great stuff you have on your site.

Susan said...

Took your poll. Chose "teaching games/ideas" since I'm always looking for ways to engage my K-4 students.

Susan said...

Two books - I'll give you 3! I love the Berlitz Kids "Adventures with Nicholas" series. "The Missing Cat," A Visit to Grandma," & "The Five Crayons" all have multiple word categories like colors, foods, numbers, animals, transportation, etc.

Brimful Curiosities said...

Nice interview. I reviewed Vega's book, Grandmother, Have the angels come? Lovely intergenerational book that portrays aging in a positive light. Nice to read her view points on it. Thanks.

Brimful Curiosities said...

Blogged: http://www.brimfulcuriosities.com/2009/07/full-to-brim-kids-book-giveaway-list_17.html

Stephanie said...

I learned from her site that Denise Vega has always enjoyed writing, and produced a "really bad novel" at age 15. I also found that (in my opinion) she has a great sense of humor!

Stephanie said...

I'm following your blog- you have a lot of neat ideas here that I'm looking forward to exploring.

Stephanie said...

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/stlyhu/status/2693643391

Stephanie said...

Two bilingual books we've read are I Want My Banana (Yo Quiero mi Platano) and Hola! Jalapeno. They read many Spanish books in my son's preschool class- I love seeing how quickly the kids pick up new words and phrases.

Stephanie said...

I voted in the poll (for teaching ideas and games).

ossmcalc said...

I learned that Denise Vega wrote and illustrated her first book when she was around 12 years old, "The Laziness of Peter Rabbit."

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I am a follower of this blog.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I subscribe via email.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

Two bilingual books that I have shared with my grandson are: Mis abuelos y yo and The Bilingual Book of Rhymes, Songs, Stories and Fingerplays.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I voted that we should blog about giveaways and teaching games/ideas.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

Okibum said...

I was also surprised that she is not bilingual and I am glad that she is exploring that part of her heritage.

Okibum said...

I am also a follower.

Johanna said...

It was encouraging to read that she isn't a native speaker. It can be intimidating to try and teach a second language when you aren't fluent yourself.

Johanna said...

I like to read Antoine et les Filles and Un Amour de Ballon with my kids.

MoziEsmé said...

She hates cheese - wow!

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MoziEsmé said...

I'm a new follower!

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

MoziEsmé said...

I just linked to this post on my sidebar - Book Giveaways...

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

valerie2350 said...

she made a clay turtle when she took an art class in kindergarten

valerie2350 said...

http://twitter.com/valerie2350/status/2714833137

The Conductor said...

Hooray for more giveaways! I visited Denise's website and learned she first began writing newspaper articles and books for adults before she got into writing children's books.

The Conductor said...

I couldn't help it! I voted in the poll and just HAD to vote for every single item. (But if I had to prioritize, I would have voted for teaching games/ideas, so I was glad to see that had the most votes so far...)

The Conductor said...

...And, now I am an official follower of your blog! (private though, not public -- hope that's okay!)

The Conductor said...

Some terrific bilingual (?) books most kids of any Spanish-speaking level can handle are Susan Middleton Elya's "Say Hola to Spanish" series (http://www.susanelya.com/files/l_say_hola.htm). A fun way to introduce plenty of Spanish vocab that will stick in their heads!

A favorite bilingual book of ours is "Abuelo y los tres osos" (http://www.amazon.com/Abuelo-y-los-tres-osos/dp/059004320X).

The kids like how you flip it upside-down and turn it over to see the English side (so the two languages actually converge in the middle of the book, upside-down from each other). We had an especially funny read-through one day when I slipped up and said "los tres ojos" instead of "osos." Of course we had to continue reading "ojo" through the story and just couldn't stop laughing about the Papa eye, the Mama eye, and Little Baby eye...

The Conductor said...

I just blogged about your giveaway!

auntrene said...

I learned that Denise Vega first had this book only in English. Glad she has it bi lingual.

itsjustmerene2003 at yahoo dot com

Monica said...

Tati,
Great post and interview. The book looks wonderful and wish we had reviewed it for the Latin Baby Book Club. I do have several of her books in our shop.
Count me in!
~Monica

Monica said...

Also, I did take your poll...

Monica said...

Dos libros que recomendo son:
Nochesita escrito por Yuyi Morales
y
What Can You Do with a Paleta escrito por Carmen Tafolla