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Tin Bot - Spanish Language Reader
Tin Bot Spanish Language Reader

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Grade Levels: 2nd-7th

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Tin Bot: Spanish Language Reader

Hard-Boiled, Hard-Drive Detective
- Episode 1: Dognapped!
Tin Bot Sample PDF

Our Favorite Way of Learning
We have used and previewed dozens of foreign language programs. In all that we have seen, there has been no more enjoyable way to reinforce and practice what we have learned than the use of stories with English and the new language woven throughout. This method of intertwining the known with the unknown, allows our children to gradually move from the familiar to the unfamiliar while building understanding and increasing confidence.

Kidnapping, Ransom Notes, and an Ugly Dog
Unfortunately, finding such books has been difficult, so we were especially surprised and delighted to receive a copy of Tin Bot: A Spanish Language Reader. This humorous bilingual book will expose your children to a variety of everyday Spanish vocabulary inserted within the English story of Tin Bot; the best private investigative robot in the city. While helping out a lady in distress, Tin Bot discovers an underworld of kidnapping, ransom notes, and an ugly dog named Cooper.

Includes Additional Helps
While your children read of the mysterious case of the dognapped canine they will be learning common words in Spanish that they can use in their everyday life. Each Spanish word uses the correct conjugation to fit into the English and additional helps - such as whether a word is masculine or feminine, whether the word is singular or plural, what verb tense is used - is provided at the bottom of each page.

A Fun Way to Increase and Practice Spanish
Tin Bot is a Level 1 bilingual story especially targeted for the beginner who is looking for a fun, natural way to increase and practice Spanish vocabulary. With over 60 pages Tin Bot is suitable for ages 7 and up.
Language practice made fun!
Spliced StoriesÖ will expose you to a foreign language, all while you are reading a great story!

Publisher's Information
Author: Robby Baddorf
Pages: 63
Binding: Paperback
Copyright: 2009
ISBN: 9781600510991
Publisher: Headventure Studios
Made In: USA
Consumable: No

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Very disappointed October 18, 2010
Reviewer: Misty Marr from Buckeye, AZ United States  
I was very disappointed in this book, to say the least.  I speak Spanish and I thought that it would be a good way to better familiarize my children with the language. However, I found the main character to be offensive.  He was rude and disrespectful.  He frequently used insulting words that I would not want to introduce my children, and even went as far as to use the Lord's name in vain. He also had the attitude of putting money as a higher priority than doing a good job.  

That alone would be enough for me not to use the book, but the Spanish was used incorrectly on several occasions. It was usually in the case of a homonym.  One word with 2 meanings in English is usually 2 different words in Spanish.  They would use the wrong Spanish word, making it completely out of context.  There was also a case of slang being translated literally, also very out of context in Spanish.

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