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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Blog Tour: Escucha Means Listen by Talia Aikens-Nunez (Excerpt/Review/Giveaway)

Good day! I am very happy to be a part of the Escucha Means Listen Blog Tour today
that is being hosted by Kathy of I Am A Reader Not A Writer...

by Talia Aikens-Nunez
Illustrated by Dina Ashraf Helmi
Release date: November 30th, 2012
Published by: Musa Publishing 
Genre: Children
Format read: eARC


From the mowing of the lawn to the splish-splashing of rain puddles, Talia Aikens-Nuñez’s bilingual picture book Escucha Means Listen introduces toddlers and babies to the sweet sounds around them.

Take a journey through the world—just listening. Escucha Means Listen helps children discover sounds around them in English and Spanish.

Escucha Means Listen EXCERPT

Buzz. Buzz. Qué oyes? (What do you hear?)
Las abejas (The bees) circling the flowers.

Woosh. Woosh. What do you hear?
El viento (The wind) is whistling by.

Shh. Shh. Qué oyes? (What do you hear?)
Las hojas (The leaves) are dancing on the trees.


Escucha Means Listen is an adorable children's picture book that is in English and Spanish. And whether your native language is English/Spanish, this is a wonderful fun book to introduce another language to your child.
The book emphasizes on listening carefully to the things we hear outside. It is a great way to get your child to pay attention to the world around them - learn to really listen, especially to the words that are being read to them; and they will easily be able to picture the sounds and figure out what it is that you are listening to. The book can easily be turned into an interactive game.
And even as an eBook, the pages are beautifully illustrated with vibrant colors and common outside scenes that every child will love to explore and imagine.
This is definitely one of those books to have on your eReader whilst traveling with a little one to easily distract a little one during a difficult time.
I highly recommend this sweet book for children 6 years old and younger.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Talia Aikens-Nunez

Talia Aikens-Nuñez wanted to be a meteorologist, a politician and a lawyer. She never thought she would be a writer. It was the birth of her daughter that caused her to start writing. Raising a bilingual child inspired Talia to write lyrical children’s books. These ‘first experience’ books introduce Spanish to children and parents too! Talia’s family loves nature so much that she and her husband vowed that they will always try to live close to water. She, her husband and daughter live on a river in Connecticut with their daughter Isabella.

Tour Giveaway
$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash - ends January 21st, 2013

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writerhttp://iamareader.com and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

A blog tour for:
I Am A Reader, Not A Writer


  1. OMG I would love this. I'm trying to teach my daughter Spanish too. Even though she's still a bit young for this one I would love to have it on her shelf for the future.

  2. Love your blog and I am a new follower!! Tt@ NeverEndingStoires


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