Friday, April 13, 2007

Book Review: See you - im nächsten Sommer. A German - English story

See you... is the story of a male German exchange student who spends 3 weeks in the U.S. with an American girl and her family. Unhappy about the situation at first, he discovers his host is actually a pretty good soccer player and they develop a friendship.

I love the language switching that goes on in this book. Here's an excerpt:

"Let's go to that McDonald's, then!", schlug Britney vor. "Does anyone know where it is exactly?" Tobias schüttelte den Kopf. Madison sagte, "I'm not sure,
but I think it's only a few minutes from here, down that street over there." "Let's go!", rief Tobias.
I think bilingual kids will love this kind of back-and-forth between German and English. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Sarah,
I'd be curious to hear from parents of older children how they like the dual language approach.
- Thea