Sunday, July 13, 2008

Budget? What Budget?

I was feeling a little (and only a little) sorry for myself today, stuck inside in front of the computer when I could have been outside (or inside, really) doing something else.

So I placed an order for some books for the boys on Amazon. I'd been trying to fight the urge for a long time and finally caved in, budget be damned.

My order:

Abuelita fue al mercado
Cha-cha-cha en la selva

We own a couple of other books from Barefoot Books, and they're huge hits. So I have high hopes for these.

Gathering the Sun: An Alphabet In Spanish And English

I love Alma Flor Ada. Period.

Las pulgas no vuelan

I forget how I heard of it, but it sounded interesting.

¡Hola! que me lleva la ola

Because the boys love children's poetry in Spanish. So do I--and I swear it's boosted my vocabulary. We have a couple of wonderful books of poetry, and I also have high hopes for this one as well.

Total damage done (love the 4-for-3 promotion on Amazon): About $30. Makes me feel a little better about staying inside.


Karen said...

Budget? When it comes to books, I don't think there is such a thing. ;) Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Karen said...

Oh, by the way, have you visited Bilingual in the Boonies? I think you would like her blog:

Tricia said...

Hey, I'm just browsing through language blogs. I saw this post and thought I'd mention to you that if your sons get a Scholastic book order through their preschool that you can probably order Club Leo books (Scholastic's Spanish/bilingual book club) through their classroom as well. You can view the newest Club Leo flyer at Anyway, there are usually a few books for only a dollar or two, and so it's much cheaper than Amazon! I just asked my son's teacher with a nice "pretty please," and she was happy to add my Leo order to the regular class order.

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