{"id":484662785,"title":"A Leo le gusta Bebelandia","handle":"a-leo-le-gusta-bebelandia","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca title=\"Author Anna McQuinn\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/anna-mcquinn\"\u003eAnna McQuinn\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca title=\"Illustrator Ruth Hearson\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/ruth-hearson\"\u003eRuth Hearson\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eMeet book-loving fan-favorite Lola's baby brother, Leo!\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLeo loves to go to Baby Time with mommy on Wednesdays. They sing songs. They play peekaboo. They wiggle and clap and kick their little legs. They zoooooom to the moon! And Leo’s favorite activity: playing with the animals. Then everyone shares a cuddle and a story. It's a place for mommies, daddies, and babies to learn new skills, make new friends, and have lots of fun.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis sweet Spanish-language edition captures the fun of storytime activities. Ruth Hearson’s bright, vibrant illustrations bubble with laughter and highlight familiar activities that will delight and inspire the youngest of readers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Lola le lee al pequeno Leo\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/lola-le-lee-al-pequeno-leo\"\u003eLola le lee al pequeño Leo (Lola Reads to Leo)\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/leo-can-swim\"\u003eLeo Can Swim\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/leo-gets-a-checkup\"\u003eLeo Gets a Checkup\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/leo-le-gusta-bebelandia-spread.jpg?14307193770267397381\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\n\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAnna McQuinn, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAnna McQuinn is the author of more than twenty books for children, including \u003ci\u003eWanda's Washing Machine\u003c\/i\u003e (Tiger Tales), \u003ci\u003eLola at the Library\u003c\/i\u003e, and more. She also works part-time as a librarian, running family book groups. Anna lives in Slough, England.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Author Anna McQuinn\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/anna-mcquinn\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Anna.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRuth Hearson, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRuth Hearson has illustrated and written several children's books, including \u003ci\u003eCinnamon's Fairy Sleepover\u003c\/i\u003e and \u003ci\u003eKnitted by Grandma\u003c\/i\u003e. She lives in England.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Illustrator Ruth Hearson\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/ruth-hearson\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Ruth.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLeo, who first appeared in \u003ci\u003eLola Reads to Leo\u003c\/i\u003e, attends a baby program with his mother.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHe and his fellow sitting-up babes enjoy singing and playing on their grown-ups' laps, as well as exploring books and toys. The single- and double-page spreads include one or two sentences describing the action written in a bold, black type: \"First they sing the happy song. \/ Then they play peekaboo with scarves!\" Hearson effectively channels the style of Rosalind Beardshaw, who illustrated the previous Lola titles, and creates cozy cartoon scenes in warm jewel tones. The setting of this program is left unclear, but it could easily be a public library or a community center in a very diverse neighborhood (the skin tones range from chocolate to peach). Organizations offering such events will want to stock up on this title, since it offers a perfect introduction for babies and their caregivers alike. While the ending feels a bit abrupt, little ones will find much to recognize here, and their grown-ups will appreciate the baby-friendly book design with its thicker-than-normal pages, jacketless cover and rounded corners.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLike Leo and his friends, this book is a buoyant and bouncy delight.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePublishers Weekly\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLeo, the younger brother of the bibliophilic star of McQuinn’s \u003ci\u003eLola Loves Stories\u003c\/i\u003e and its sequels, steps out on his own—so to speak (he’s not exactly a walker yet). On Wednesdays, curly-haired Leo and his mother go to “Baby Time,” where parent-and-tot games await: “First they sing the happy song. Then they play peekaboo with scarves!” Hearson’s acrylics maintain the look and feel of Rosalind Beardshaw’s work in the Lola books, but the text’s somewhat vague allusions to certain activities (“They sing the stretchy song... and the rolly song”) might leave some families in the dark, if they aren’t already familiar with them.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFans of \u003ci\u003eLola at the Library\u003c\/i\u003e are reintroduced to her little brother, Leo, and his new library adventures. The author describes everything that happens in Baby Time each week. \"First they sing the happy song. Then they play peekaboo with scarves!\" The beautiful acrylic illustrations do a great job of showing the diverse participants and are a perfect match for the spare text. With only one sentence per page, this book is a good choice for young readers and listeners. It would be useful for introducing both new parents and children to storytimes, as it clearly shows how much Leo and his other enjoy everything about the experience. 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Ruth Hearson’s bright, vibrant illustrations bubble with laughter and highlight familiar activities that will delight and inspire the youngest of readers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Lola le lee al pequeno Leo\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/lola-le-lee-al-pequeno-leo\"\u003eLola le lee al pequeño Leo (Lola Reads to Leo)\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/leo-can-swim\"\u003eLeo Can Swim\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/leo-gets-a-checkup\"\u003eLeo Gets a Checkup\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/leo-le-gusta-bebelandia-spread.jpg?14307193770267397381\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\n\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAnna McQuinn, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAnna McQuinn is the author of more than twenty books for children, including \u003ci\u003eWanda's Washing Machine\u003c\/i\u003e (Tiger Tales), \u003ci\u003eLola at the Library\u003c\/i\u003e, and more. She also works part-time as a librarian, running family book groups. Anna lives in Slough, England.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Author Anna McQuinn\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/anna-mcquinn\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Anna.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRuth Hearson, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRuth Hearson has illustrated and written several children's books, including \u003ci\u003eCinnamon's Fairy Sleepover\u003c\/i\u003e and \u003ci\u003eKnitted by Grandma\u003c\/i\u003e. She lives in England.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Illustrator Ruth Hearson\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/ruth-hearson\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Ruth.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLeo, who first appeared in \u003ci\u003eLola Reads to Leo\u003c\/i\u003e, attends a baby program with his mother.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHe and his fellow sitting-up babes enjoy singing and playing on their grown-ups' laps, as well as exploring books and toys. The single- and double-page spreads include one or two sentences describing the action written in a bold, black type: \"First they sing the happy song. \/ Then they play peekaboo with scarves!\" Hearson effectively channels the style of Rosalind Beardshaw, who illustrated the previous Lola titles, and creates cozy cartoon scenes in warm jewel tones. The setting of this program is left unclear, but it could easily be a public library or a community center in a very diverse neighborhood (the skin tones range from chocolate to peach). Organizations offering such events will want to stock up on this title, since it offers a perfect introduction for babies and their caregivers alike. While the ending feels a bit abrupt, little ones will find much to recognize here, and their grown-ups will appreciate the baby-friendly book design with its thicker-than-normal pages, jacketless cover and rounded corners.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLike Leo and his friends, this book is a buoyant and bouncy delight.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePublishers Weekly\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLeo, the younger brother of the bibliophilic star of McQuinn’s \u003ci\u003eLola Loves Stories\u003c\/i\u003e and its sequels, steps out on his own—so to speak (he’s not exactly a walker yet). On Wednesdays, curly-haired Leo and his mother go to “Baby Time,” where parent-and-tot games await: “First they sing the happy song. Then they play peekaboo with scarves!” Hearson’s acrylics maintain the look and feel of Rosalind Beardshaw’s work in the Lola books, but the text’s somewhat vague allusions to certain activities (“They sing the stretchy song... and the rolly song”) might leave some families in the dark, if they aren’t already familiar with them.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFans of \u003ci\u003eLola at the Library\u003c\/i\u003e are reintroduced to her little brother, Leo, and his new library adventures. The author describes everything that happens in Baby Time each week. \"First they sing the happy song. Then they play peekaboo with scarves!\" The beautiful acrylic illustrations do a great job of showing the diverse participants and are a perfect match for the spare text. With only one sentence per page, this book is a good choice for young readers and listeners. It would be useful for introducing both new parents and children to storytimes, as it clearly shows how much Leo and his other enjoy everything about the experience. 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A Leo le gusta Bebelandia

By: Anna McQuinn / Illustrated by: Ruth Hearson

Meet book-loving fan-favorite Lola's baby brother, Leo!

Leo loves to go to Baby Time with mommy on Wednesdays. They sing songs. They play peekaboo. They wiggle and clap and kick their little legs. They zoooooom to the moon! And Leo’s favorite activity: playing with the animals. Then everyone shares a cuddle and a story. It's a place for mommies, daddies, and babies to learn new skills, make new friends, and have lots of fun.

This sweet Spanish-language edition captures the fun of storytime activities. Ruth Hearson’s bright, vibrant illustrations bubble with laughter and highlight familiar activities that will delight and inspire the youngest of readers.

Maximum quantity available reached.

Anna McQuinn, author

Anna McQuinn is the author of more than twenty books for children, including Wanda's Washing Machine (Tiger Tales), Lola at the Library, and more. She also works part-time as a librarian, running family book groups. Anna lives in Slough, England.

Read more about Anna.


Ruth Hearson, illustrator

Ruth Hearson has illustrated and written several children's books, including Cinnamon's Fairy Sleepover and Knitted by Grandma. She lives in England.

Read more about Ruth.

Kirkus Reviews

Leo, who first appeared in Lola Reads to Leo, attends a baby program with his mother.

He and his fellow sitting-up babes enjoy singing and playing on their grown-ups' laps, as well as exploring books and toys. The single- and double-page spreads include one or two sentences describing the action written in a bold, black type: "First they sing the happy song. / Then they play peekaboo with scarves!" Hearson effectively channels the style of Rosalind Beardshaw, who illustrated the previous Lola titles, and creates cozy cartoon scenes in warm jewel tones. The setting of this program is left unclear, but it could easily be a public library or a community center in a very diverse neighborhood (the skin tones range from chocolate to peach). Organizations offering such events will want to stock up on this title, since it offers a perfect introduction for babies and their caregivers alike. While the ending feels a bit abrupt, little ones will find much to recognize here, and their grown-ups will appreciate the baby-friendly book design with its thicker-than-normal pages, jacketless cover and rounded corners.

Like Leo and his friends, this book is a buoyant and bouncy delight.

Publishers Weekly

Leo, the younger brother of the bibliophilic star of McQuinn’s Lola Loves Stories and its sequels, steps out on his own—so to speak (he’s not exactly a walker yet). On Wednesdays, curly-haired Leo and his mother go to “Baby Time,” where parent-and-tot games await: “First they sing the happy song. Then they play peekaboo with scarves!” Hearson’s acrylics maintain the look and feel of Rosalind Beardshaw’s work in the Lola books, but the text’s somewhat vague allusions to certain activities (“They sing the stretchy song... and the rolly song”) might leave some families in the dark, if they aren’t already familiar with them.

School Library Journal

Fans of Lola at the Library are reintroduced to her little brother, Leo, and his new library adventures. The author describes everything that happens in Baby Time each week. "First they sing the happy song. Then they play peekaboo with scarves!" The beautiful acrylic illustrations do a great job of showing the diverse participants and are a perfect match for the spare text. With only one sentence per page, this book is a good choice for young readers and listeners. It would be useful for introducing both new parents and children to storytimes, as it clearly shows how much Leo and his other enjoy everything about the experience. While it breaks no new ground, it should be considered for most collections.

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-58089-704-4

E-book
978-1-60734-818-4 PDF
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English language edition
ISBN: 978-1-58089-665-8

Ages: 0-3
Page count: 24
8 x 8

Correlated to Common Core State Standards:
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Literature. Kindergarten. Standards 1-7, 9, and 10
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Literature. Grade 1. Standards 1-5, 7, and 10