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Luisa LaFleur reviews bilingual books for The Children’s Book Review to help parents choose the best books for their budding linguists. She was born in Argentina, attended school in NYC and speaks three foreign languages–Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Formerly an editor in NYC, Luisa is currently a stay-at-home mom to two little ones.



In Si mi mamá fuera un ornitorrinco, readers are introduced to fourteen different mammal babies as they travel from birth to maturity. This book is a Spanish translation of If My Mom Were a Platypus, which was published in 2002.

This imaginative novel will appeal to young readers, ages 6-10, that enjoy adventure, fantastic surroundings and mysterious beings, with a joyous Christmas message to boot.

This imaginative novel will appeal to young readers, ages 7-12, with an affinity for clever animals and world cultures.

The stories in It’s Okay! provide neat illustrations of mindfulness concepts and give young readers concrete examples of how to manage their emotions in different scenarios.