29 Aug 2012

GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram

Guess How Much I Love You was written by Sam McBratney and illustrated by Anita Jeram in 1994. It is became a modern classic because it is very good, not only for children.

This story you must know: Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare compare and share their feelings in a crystal clear text with the details given by the illustrations.
Big Nutbrown Hare
Little Nutbrown Hare

 It is a perfect book for a quiet bedtime read.
I liked the story when I read it in Spanish. A cared edition and translation by Editorial Kókinos. But I loved it when one of my students at the Teacher Training College, Guadalupe, wrote her final project for my subject on the English version. She was so enthusiastic about it she made us start loving the book. I still keep the copy she and Laura gave me at the end of the year.

22 Aug 2012


Seven Blind Mice was written and illustrated by Ed Young in 1992. Since then many children and adults have enjoyed the artistry of this creator: words and images combine to transform reality but at the same time reflect perception; individuality looses ground before group work and sharing experiences.

Click here for a printable activity from http://www.kizclub.com/ on the three grammar/esl learning issues of this book: days of the week, colours, ordinal numbers

15 Aug 2012

PENELOPE by Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben

Penelope is a blue female koala with a strong personality. 

The author is Anne Gutman: her stories are sweet and dear; but the illustrations by Georg Hallensleben are superb: the colours, the shapes and the strokes of the paintbrushes make a fabulous combination.


We have enjoyed her at the farm and at school: pulling the tabs and lifting the flaps. There are many other titles:

8 Aug 2012

PETER RABBIT TALES by Beatrix Potter

PETER RABBIT TALES by Beatrix Potter is a series of twenty-three tales
  1. Peter Rabbit, 
  2. Squirrel Nutkin, 
  3. Tailor of Gloucester, 
  4. Benjamin Bunny, 
  5. Two Bad Mice, 
  6. Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, 
  7. Mr. Jeremy Fisher, 
  8. Tim Kitten, 
  9. Jemima Puddle-Duck, 
  10. Flopsy Bunnies, 
  11. Mrs. Tittlemouse, 
  12. Timmy Tiptoes, 
  13. Johnny Town-Mouse, 
  14. Mr. Tod, 
  15. Pigling Bland, 
  16. Samuel Whiskers, 
  17. The Pie and the Patty-Pan, 
  18. Ginger and Pickles, 
  19. Little Pig Robinson, 
  20. Fierce Bad Rabbit, 
  21. Miss Moppet, 
  22. Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes, 
  23. Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes.
For more information on these tales a visit to this site is a must:


The film Miss Potter is a pleasant story about the relationship between Miss B. Potter and her editor Norman Warme.

This video is the one my children and I enjoyed (thanks to my dad):