Sweet Dreams/Dulces Suenos (My Family: Mi familia)
Reviewed by Cayden (age 4) and Max (age 2) Aures and Mom for Reader Views (6/08)
“Sweet Dreams/ Dulces Suenos” is a book in the My Family/Mi familia series by author Pat Mora. In this book we follow one family’s bedtime ritual of saying goodnight. Each sentence is written in English and then in Spanish.
Cayden: “Another book with Spanish words! I like these!”
Cayden: “Is that their grandma?”
Cayden: “The animals are sleeping.”
Cayden: “How does the moon smile?”
Cayden: “Let’s go back and count the animals Max! We can count in English and in Spanish!”
Cayden: “I like the last pages when they are all sleeping in their beds.”
My children really enjoyed “Sweet Dreams/ Dulces Suenos,” by Pat Mora, especially my 4-year-old, who is very interested in learning Spanish words. There is a lot of word repetition which is instrumental in learning and solidifying knowledge of a language. Cayden was excited about repeating the words and phrases throughout the book. The storyline was a fun one and my children liked the illustrations. We love the educational My Family/Mi familia series and look forward to more books in the series!