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I was Taught by a Spanish Speaking Monkey

Learn Spanish from a Monkey?

Yep, a monkey, a rat, and even a penguin are going to help you learn Spanish.  How?  Dual-language children’s books.

Dual-language children’s books are a fantastic way to aid your Spanish reading and comprehension skills.  These books provide the English and Spanish versions of the text on the same page.

Think about it; you didn’t learn to read English by cracking open a copy of Leo Tolstoy’s “War and Peace”; you started with children’s books.

Don’t skip this part of your lessons because it is more important than you may realize.  Plus, you’ll upset the monkey.

Actually reading the vocabulary words you are learning in the context of a story will help your brain better remember the words.

Fret not, you aren’t doomed to a life of reading only children’s books.  There are dual-language books available in a variety of reading comprehension levels.  And, in time, you’ll be reading Spanish only versions of books.

Here is a list of books that are fun, inexpensive, and a fantastic way to start seeing your vocabulary words in context, in full sentences.  All of these books are available for the Kindle and most have paperback versions as well.  If you purchase these from Amazon.com, you can use the “Look inside” feature to see how the content of each book is presented before you make a purchase.  You don’t need to purchase all of these books, just start with a couple and read them again and again until you know them by heart.

This list with links to the books is available here: http://sillyspanish.com/books

Curious George Plants a Seed (Spanish/English Bilingual) Kindle and paperback versions available.

Curious George at the Aquarium (Spanish/English Bilingual) Kindle and paperback versions available.

Curious George at the Baseball Game (Spanish/English Bilingual) Kindle and paperback versions available.

Curious George Visits the Library (Spanish/English Bilingual) Kindle and paperback versions available.

Perro grande… Perro pequeño – Big Dog… Little Dog (Spanish/English Bilingual) Kindle and paperback versions available.

Bilingual Benny & The Danger of Colorful Food (Spanish/English Bilingual) Kindle and paperback versions available.

Bilingual Benny’s In the Dark (Spanish/English Bilingual) Kindle and paperback versions available.

Bilingual Benny Likes Too Much (Spanish/English Bilingual) Kindle and paperback versions available.

Bilingual Benny & The Lost Cat (Spanish/English Bilingual) Kindle and paperback versions available.

Bilingual Benny This Christmas is Different (Spanish/English Bilingual) Kindle and paperback versions available.

Who Am I? (Spanish/English Bilingual) Kindle version only.

Bree and the Bee Can’t Share (Spanish/English Bilingual) Kindle version only.