What Am I Playing? / ¿Qué juego? (Good Beginnings) (Board book)

By Pamela Zagarenski (Illustrator), Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries (Editor)

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9780618443758, 8pp.

Publication Date: May 5, 2004

List Price: 3.95*
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La popular serie Good Beginnings de Houghton Mifflin Harcourt en ediciones de cartón presenta dos títulos nuevos en 2004, cada uno publicado solo en inglés y en ediciones bilingües español-inglés. Continuando con el cautivador formato en serie, estos libros encantadores contestan la pregunta en sus títulos con palabras que han sido seleccionadas de los diccionarios American Heritage® por su familiaridad y para las edades apropiadas. Y como en el libro previo, una extravagante colección de osos, cerdos, perros y hasta un elefante jugador de fútbol le da vida a las palabras en las irresistibles ilustraciones a todo color de Pamela Zagarenski. En ¿Qué juego?, las respuestas incluyen una gama de deportes y juegos, desde juegos de pelota al aire libre y actividades en el patio de juegos hasta actividades puertas adentro como rompecabezas y marionetas. ¿Qué puedo hacer cuando llueve? Incluye simples frases con verbos como “jugar con amigos” y “saltar en charcos”, para responder a la pregunta, haciendo de este un excelente libro para presentarle hasta a los más pequeños la estructura básica de una oración.
Houghton Mifflin’s popular Good Beginnings series of board books introduces two new titles for 2004, each of them published in English-only and bilingual English-Spanish editions. Continuing the engaging series format, these delightful books answer the question in their title with words that have been selected by the editors of the American Heritage® Dictionaries for their familiarity and age-appropriateness. And as in the previous books, a whimsical menagerie of bears, pigs, dogs, and even a soccer-playing elephant brings the words to life in Pamela Zagarenski’s irresistible full-color drawings.
In What Am I Playing? (zQué juego?), the answers include a range of sports and games, from outdoor ball games and playground activities to indoor pursuits such as puzzles and puppets. What Can I Do When It Rains? (zQué puedo hacer cuando llueve?) includes simple verb phrases, such as “play with friends” and “jump in puddles,” to answer its question, making this an excellent book to introduce even very young children to basic sentence structure.

About the Author

Pamela Zagarenski is the winner of two Caldecott Honors. The books she has illustrated have also been Booklist Editor's Choices, Horn Book Fanfare and Bulletin Blue Ribbon books, winners of Bank Street's Claudia Lewis Award, and translated into many languages. As well as illustrating picture books, she creates paintings and has a gift card line. She lives in Connecticut. Visit her online at pzagarenski.com, on Instagram @sacredbee, and Twitter @sacredbeez.

The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries are a team of professional lexicographers with advanced degrees in various scholarly fields. The editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work with expert consultants to ensure that the content of our publications is as accurate and as up-to-date as possible.