Saturday, August 17, 2013

Bosley Goes to the Beach

*Disclaimer: I was provided a free digital copy of the 
book in exchange for my honest opinion. 
No other compensation was received.

When the opportunity arose to review a dual language children's book, I was all over it. I was interested in seeing how it would be set up, not to mention I thought it would be fun to read a book in another language with the translation right there. I used to attempt to read books in French when I was in high school... but that was pretty much a fail.

I was sent the book Bosley Goes to the Beach. The digital copy of the book was great to open on my iPad. It didn't take long to load, which surprised me because it's a picture book, so I thought it would take awhile. The book is $2.99 on Amazon, but you can also get it in print version by paying a little more. The pictures are adorable and fun. The book is set up with the pictures on one page, and the words on the next. Each page of words includes the English on one side, and the Spanish on the other.

I did notice that the best way to read this (in the digital format) is to hold my iPad horizontally. Otherwise you can only see the pictures and then the words, instead of looking at the pictures while you read. Not a major issue, but just something that I noticed when reading it. 

The pictures are great, the story is cute. I love how there are pages that label different items in Spanish. The only thing I don't love about it? Um... I don't know how to pronounce a lot of the words in Spanish! So I would feel like a fool reading this aloud to someone. That said, that's clearly a personal issue, and nothing to do with the book. 


  1. This would be something I would be interested in reading too. I took French in high school and wish so much that I would have taken Spanish instead! I live in Texas and French doesn't do me much good here...LOL

    Thanks for the review,
    Bobbie Anne

  2. I'd like something like this in Italian for my boys, very good idea.

    Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo


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