An Illustrated Treasury of Latino Read-Aloud Stories
Edited by Maite Suarez Rivas, translated into Spanish by Alma Mora with beautiful illustrations!
Each story can be read in 10 minutes or less, which is just the right amount of time before bedtime, and most are accompanied by full color illustrations.
Read aloud to the children is one of the most remarkable and remembering activities, in which a parent or teacher can connect with kids.
Next we want to share one of the book’s history, that leaves a great teaching:
The blind Man and the Cripple.
While walking down a windy path, a blind man tripped on a rock and fell. “I cannot go on by myself. This path is too difficult.” He rested on a rock and waited.
A little while passed, and the blind man heard someone approaching.
“My friend,” said the blind man.
“Would you help me find my way?” “I would very much like to help but I am lame.
The path is windy and my legs are having a hard time of it alone. You look well and strong.”
“Yes, I am healthy. It is not my legs that give me trouble.
It is my eyes. I am blind.” “Luck is not on our side,” remarked the lame man.
“You are healthy but cannot see. I can see, but can barely walk.
Nevertheless, I have an idea. What do you think if I lend you my eyes, and you help me with your feet?”
“Great idea,” answered the lame man. “Alone we may not get to where we are going.
But together we are sure to finish this walk.”
So the blind man bent down and the lame man sat on his shoulders. Using the blind man’s legs and the lame man’s eyes, the two proceeded along their journey.
Said the lame man to the blind man:
“Take me on your shoulders.
You will be my legs,
And I will be your eyes.”
So let’s read and have fun while learning!
A fun way to learn Spanish
Especially for kids of all ages.