Toni Annable and Maria Kaspar started writing bilingual children's books for school language programs lots of years ago. They are really pleased to reissue these books in the ebook format as well as the new stories coming up. Currently, the ebooks are in English/French and English/Spanish. We hope to get some of them out in English/Arabic.
When Toni is not writing, she spends her time editing other manuscripts and a plant tissue culture newsletter. She has a Master's Degree in Public Health and started out in nursing and health education. Later she taught in elementary schools and was teaching when she met Maria Kaspar. Maria and her husband had come to the US to further their education. She was a French teacher writing children's short stories and poems - and they were off and running in bilingual children's books, French, English and Spanish. Over the years they have had lots of fun creating these stories and plan on many, many more.
They were most fortunate to get Lawrence Lumetta to illustrate the first 3 books. You can see these in the ebooks. He was a noted artist and had many fine works exhibited world wide. The detail he put into the illustrations makes them works of art on their own. Larry retired and is no longer available for additional illustrations. He will be sorely missed him as they develop new works.
Why do the leaves change their clothes in the fall? Why do the birds hide in the winter? Young Celine, her sister and brothers have many questions about the seasons. And their mother has all the answers.
The beautifully detailed Lawrence Lumetta drawings highlight the different seasons. Color enhanced by Bashar Attar. Bilingual French-English. For ages 7 - 10 and up.
Pourquoi les feuilles changent-elles de robe en automne ? Pourquoi les oiseaux se cachent-ils en hiver ? La jeune Céline, sa sœur et ses frères se posent des questions sur les saisons. Quant à leur maman, celle-ci a réponse à tout.
Les illustrations détaillées de Lumetta mettent en valeur les différentes saisons. Mise en couleurs par Bashar Attar.
Ouvrage bilingue. Anglais-Français pour enfants âgés de 7 à 10 ans et plus.