| The Traveling with Anna books are a fun,
bilingual series of three books. You travel with Anna
to New York City, Chicago, and Washington D.C. In each
book Anna gives a small introduction to the city she
will be visiting with her family. Many times it includes
some history about the city's name. Then on each page
of the book there is a postcard she has written to different
family members and friends. It tells about a tourist
site she has visited and gives some history about it.
On the same page is a picture of the site as well as
several fun and informative facts. The introductions
are in both English and Spanish, as are the fun facts.
However, the postcards are in English only.
These books would be a fun addition to a homeschool family
library. You could use them for Spanish class, history
class, or geography. I especially think they would be
fun if you were planning to visit one of the cities that
My family really enjoyed these books. We are constantly
on the lookout for quality bilingual books, and these
certainly are a great find! I especially appreciated
the fun, kid-friendly facts that were included--like
the fact that President Benjamin Harrison kept a pet
goat at the White House!
I do wish that the postcards had been in Spanish. I believe
that my children would have benefited from hearing the
vocabulary in them. Also, some of the words used in the
Spanish translation of the book were not ones my family
is familiar with, so sometimes I would end up translating
them in a different way for my children.
Bottom line is that this series is a wonderful bilingual
resource, and I would recommend the books to any homeschool