Monday, January 7, 2013

Escucha Means Listen by Talia Akens-Nunez ~ Tour & Giveaway

Escucha Means Listen

From the mowing of the lawn to the splish-splashing of rain puddles, Talia Aikens-Nuñez’s bilingual picture book Escucha Means Listen introduces toddlers and babies to the sweet sounds around them.

Take a journey through the world—just listening. Escucha Means Listen helps children discover sounds around them in English and Spanish.


Buzz. Buzz. Qué oyes? (What do you hear?)
Las abejas (The bees) circling the flowers.

Woosh. Woosh. What do you hear?
El viento (The wind) is whistling by.

Shh. Shh. Qué oyes? (What do you hear?)
Las hojas (The leaves) are dancing on the trees.

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Author Talia Aikens-Nuñez  

Talia Aikens-Nuñez wanted to be a meteorologist, a politician and a lawyer. She never thought she would be a writer. It was the birth of her daughter that caused her to start writing. Raising a bilingual child inspired Talia to write lyrical children’s books. These ‘first experience’ books introduce Spanish to children and parents too! Talia’s family loves nature so much that she and her husband vowed that they will always try to live close to water. She, her husband and daughter live on a river in Connecticut with their daughter Isabella.

Where to find the author: FacebookWebsite 

Tour Giveaway

$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

Ends 1/21/12

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. 

Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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My Thoughts

Babies and Toddlers will have fun reciting English to Spanish or Spanish to English sounds. Adults will enjoy watching and listening to their little ones learn a new language while they listening to common sounds that exist in every day life.  The colorful images depict the words that are being read and recited.  Kids love to repeat commercials and things they hear other people say why not encourage the sounds they hear.  Looking at the images of birds, animals, trucks, and more the child in no time will recite just by looking at the images.  

I would have loved to have had this book when my kids and grandkids were small.  I still a couple that will definitely benefit learning and listening to this darling book.

I highly recommend this book.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.


I received a free copy of this book from the author/Book Blast Tours for review.  I was in no way compensated for this review.  It is my own opinion. 

Tour Schedule

January 4th
I Am A Reader, Not A Writer - Interview
Literary Time Out - Review
Fantasy Books - Interview
asoutherngirlsbookshelf - Review

January 5th
3PsinaPod - Review & Tens List
Author Cindy C. Bennett - Review
Kaisy Daisy's Corner - Review
Turner's Antics - Review

January 6th
Cuzinlogic - Review & Interview
Wanted Readers - Review
Reviews by Abby - Review & Tens List
Peace from Pieces - Interview

January 7th
It's About Time Mamaw - Review
Bea's Book Nook - Review
3 Partners in Shopping Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! - Review
I Love to Read and Review Books :) - Review & Tens List
My Photopage - Spotlight

January 8th
Reviewing Shelf - Review
Mother Daughter Book Reviews - Review
The Children's and Teens' Book Connection - Review
Disincentive Reviews - Review

January 9th
Maureen's Musings - Review
Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf - Review
Gamila's Review - Review
There's A Book - Tens List
Read It All Book Reviews - Review

January 10th
Books R Us - Review
Book Readers - Review & Guest Post
Getting Your Read On - Review
My Random Life - Review & Guest Post

January 11th
Kid's Fun Review - Tens List
Cheryl's Book Nook - Review
Melissa's Midnight Musings - Review
GeoLibrarian - Review
LDS & Lovin It - Review

January 12th
Mom Does Reviews - Review
Books Beside My Bed - Review & Tens List
Booklady's Booknotes - Review & Interview
The Housework Can Wait - Review

January 13th
Literary Sweet - Review
Books for Kids - Review & Tens List
GoingCrazy!! WannaGo??!! - Review
Susan Heim on Parenting - Review

January 14th
Inside BJ's Head - Review
Bunny's Review - Review & Tens List
Forever Young Adult - Review
My Devotional Thoughts - Review & Tens List

January 15th
Fictitious Musings - Review & Tens List
Bumbles and Fairy-Tales Book Blog - Review
Bookworm Brandy - Review
Mom with a Kindle - Review
Sher A Hart: Writing Art - Review

January 16th
Proud Book Nerd - Review
A Little Bit of Everything - Review
Jinky is Reading - Review
Stop and Read the Roses - Review

January 17th
Brooke Blogs - Review
Books, Books, The Magical Fruit - Review & Tens List
Sweeping Me - Review
Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks - Review

1 comment:

  1. My kids really loved this one as well. I think my kids were having flashbacks of Dora the Explorer! Great to see you as part of this tour too! lol Thanks for linking in the Kid Lit Blog Hop. :D


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