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School Library Journal Review
PreS-Gr 2Ludwig Bemelman's classic tale of the little French girl, Madeline, and her appendectomy scar (S&S, 1939) has been translated into Spanish (Viking, 1993) and is now available as a read-along. A female narrator clearly reads the story in crisp Spanish. One side of the tape has page-turn signals. The original illustrations are retained in the book, and the translation is good. It contains some rhyming lines, although it is impossible to reproduce the original strict rhyme and meter found in the English version. Still, the story is a delightful and well-treated here.Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary School, Federal Way, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Horn Book Review
Translated into Spanish, the delightful classic maintains all of its original charm. The rhymes, humorous and clever, are a perfect complement to Bemelmans's famous illustrations of Madeline's world. From HORN BOOK 1993, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.