Sounds in the House! Sonidos en la Casa: A Mystery
Text Copyright Karl Beckstrand © 2011, Illustration Copyright Channing Jones © 2011
Premio Publishing & Gozo Books, Midvale, UT, USA, Smashwords edition, PHYSICAL book ISBN: 978-0615442303, ebook ISBN: 978-1452411408
Book, ebook, and app available in English-only or Spanish-only versions (with pronunciation guide): Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Brodart, Follett/BWI, Amazon, B&N, Premiobooks.
FIND the dog, moth, cat, flowers, mouse, and boy. Busca a: el perro, la polilla, el gato, las flores, el ratón, y el niño.
Spanish vowels have one sound each: a = ah e = eh i = ee o = oh u = oo.
Every vowel should be pronounced (except for the u after a q [que is pronounced keh]). In Spanish, the letter j is pronounced as an English h (and the letter h is silent), ll sounds like a y (or a j in some countries), and ñ has an ny sound (año sounds like ah-nyo). Spanish nouns are masculine or feminine and are usually preceded by an article: la = feminine the; el = masculine the; una = feminine a or one; un = masculine a or one. Articles (and –s/-es after nouns) reflect plural: las = plural feminine the; los = plural masculine the; unas = feminine some; unos = masculine some.