El torneo de trabalenguas/The Tongue Twister Tournament

illus. by Anne Vega. 28p. ebook available. Arte Publico. Oct. 2016. Tr $17.95. ISBN 9781558858329. BL
Gr 1–4—A group of interesting characters come together for a tongue twister tournament in English and Spanish. One character after another presents a tongue twister until, at last, a champion is chosen. Readers will find tongue twisters they are familiar with as well as some that they might never have heard before and will appreciate how well they are translated—an extremely difficult task. The characters—some, like the Chupacabras, will be recognizable from Hispanic folklore—take the stage with uniquely illustrated stage backdrops, and none hide their disappointment when the winner of the trophy is chosen. An anthology of tongue twisters in English and Spanish follows the story.
VERDICT A well-translated addition to Spanish and bilingual collections, especially valuable for its recording of traditional tongue twisters.

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