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Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Reviews are in

I just received an email from Neil-Schuman announcing that my book, Early Literacy Programming en Español: Mother Goose on the Loose Programs for Bilingual Learners has just been reviewed. Below are what the reviews have said. Pretty good!

"In this thoughtful and highly useful resource, Diamant-Cohen takes elements of her energetic Mother Goose on the Loose literacy programs and incorporates them with early childhood literacy strategies used with Spanish-speaking, bilingual children and their families...this is a worthy source of ideas for any librarian serving Spanish-speaking populations."
-- REFORMA, Spring/Summer 2010

"The most helpful information covers how to work within the Latino community; how to plan and present with a Spanish-speaking partner; and how to customize the book's programs to suit the individual library...Non-Spanish-speaking librarians, as well as those who speak Spanish, will benefit from this book."
-- Booklist, July 2010

"The volume is infused with enthusiasm to serve the children of Spanish-speakers. It will not only help English-speaking librarians, but also the bilingual ones to present and enjoy MGOL."
-- School Library Journal, May 2010

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Baltimore, MD, United States
Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen created the Mother Goose on the Loose ® program while working in Jerusalem in the late 1980s at the Israel Museum Youth Wing Library. She holds a doctorate in Communications Design and a Masters in Library Science. Betsy was named a 'Mover and Shaker' by Library Journal in 2004; her book, Mother Goose on the Loose : a handbook and CD-ROM kit with scripts, rhymes, songs, flannel-board patterns, and activities for promoting early childhood development was published by Neal-Schuman in 2006. Check out her Website at www.mgol.net!