Bebe Goes Shopping

Bebe Goes Shopping by Susan Middleton Elya, illustrated by Steven Salerno.
This is a wonderful bilingual picture book where the Spanish portion of the text is used almost effortlessly.  Somehow the author has also managed to make it trip off even the most hopeless tongue.  It is the story of Bebe who goes to the market with his Mama.  It is a normal trip to the store where the little one grabs things off the shelves and is finally settled down with some animal crackers.  The illustrations are a retro/modern style that suit the story perfectly.  They add pizzazz and color to the book.  There is a glossary at the end with a pronunciation guide and English translations of the Spanish.  This is great fun and can be shared at any storytime about food, shopping, or animals.  This is definitely one to be read aloud with gusto.