Book review: One is A piñata A book of Numbers by Roseanne Thong and illustrated by John Parra.

Welcome to my latest post which is all about a number book with a difference.

You may well be familiar with Roseanne Thong and John Parra’s previous books but we have only just discovered this winning pairs work. One is a pinata is such a brilliant book immersing readers in to a celebration of number. The book is a lively, colourful read that invites readers to learn words in Spanish and gives an insight into Latino culture.

Book cover shot of a book of Numbers, one is a piñata.

Roseanne Thong has completed such a fun read that naturally combines the English and Spanish language together amongst rhyming text. Complete with John Parra’s artwork, the whole book is such a treat.

Extract from one is a piñata

The party theme vocabulary explored will be sure to keep readers engaged. Even though the additional language explored is Spanish, the context is so relatable and universal and includes cakes, games and music.

Each digit is clearly written on each double page spread with the words for that number in English and Spanish. On top of all that there is also a brilliant glossary at the end of the book. It carefully explains what the words in Spanish mean alongside pronunciation guidance.

Exploring number 4 in book one is a piñata

How amazing would this be in any library? It would be a brilliant diverse read to include a learning setting and it’s celebration of another culture are sure to keep readers engaged giving them an appetite for learning. The number aspect of the book encourages readers to count, observe, practise number recognition and acknowledge that numbers are all around us.

We highly recommend this book.

Disclaimer: I received this book from the publishers however, all words and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

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