JaJaJa Books have a wonderful way of introducing children to a new language! The author, Genevieve Yusuf, with a degree in Linguistics and Spanish and several years experience of tutored children in Spanish, has put her knowledge of teaching languages to children into the creation of a lovely set of story books.
The story of Lucy and Lucia Play Hide and Seek is centred on a little girl called Lucy who goes on holiday to Spain and makes a new friend, Lucia. JaJaJa Books have cleverly woven common Spanish words and phrases, such as ‘thank you’, ‘friends’ and numbers to 10 within the English text beneath bright, colourful illustrations by Suzanne Wilson. The Spanish words are integrated into the story in such a way that children to learn a new language without even realising it! There’s also a really useful word list at the back of the book to help those of us ‘non Spanish speakers’ with the correct pronunciation.
Lucy and Lucia Play Hide and Seek is the first of JaJaJa’s books to have an accompanying audio story and we were so pleased when JaJaJa Books agreed to make their audio story and book available for our StoryPhones customers to buy via our download store.
The Lucy and Lucia Play Hide and Seek audio story is available from the BookShelf download store priced at £1.99, you can buy the book to accompany this for £5.99 or buy both for £7.99.
JaJaJa Books were Winner of the year in Jacqueline Gold’s WOW business competition (2011) and are now an approved Learning Destination with the Children’s University. Lucy and Lucia Play Hide and Seek was voted book of the month by Prima Baby magazine and voted Resource of the week by the Times Educational Supplement.
The Lucy and Lucia stories are part of a series of books written by Genevieve and you can find out more about these stories by visiting the JaJaJa Books website here.