28 Jul 2012

CAN WE PLAY? by Mara van Der Meer

Finding books for children in English in Spain is sometimes a little difficult if you don't want to pay a lot of money. That's why you have to browse all the book offers of the bookshops you know (in my case I'm a regular at La Mar de Letras, El Dragón Lector, Pasajes, Booksellers, Casa del Libro, Top Books or FNAC).
In 2004 I came across Can We Play? by Van Der Meer. I had never heard about the author but that wasn't new, I was learning a lot about contemporary and classic authors for children's literature.

How many evenings did my children enjoy the pictures and the pop-ups. For me it was also exciting.
I still think it is a very convenient book to revise the days of the week and to learn lots of vocabulary on family, games, activities and polite questions and nice answers.

At the Abrams website www.abramsbooks.com I read:
  • About the book
Day after day after day, a little girl asks her family to play with her. All week long, everybody's always too busy—but, oh, the amazing things they promise her they'll do together on Sunday! With exciting flaps and pop-ups on every page, plus a removable miniature book, Can We Play? is perfect for playtime or quiet time any day of the week.

  • About the author
Mara van der Meer studied illustration at Brighton University in the United Kingdom. She lives in London. Her father, Ron van der Meer, is one of the world's most distinguished creators of innovative movable books. He lives in London.
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