Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Good Night Captain Mama {Buenas Noches Capitán Mamá}


I am so thrilled to be reviewing the first bilingual children's story book from a Latina Military Aviator Mom. This book is a first in it's kind. I was lucky enough to win a teacher pack on Mommy Maestra's back to school giveaway.  


The story is about a little boy who is intrigued and fascinated to see his Mamá in her military uniform. He begins to ask her questions about her patches, and the conversations flows so naturally. Mamá goes on to explain what she does in the military, and explains the symbols of each patch.

I love how this story portrays the love of a  mother to her children, and her passion to her career serving in the U.S. Air Force. I read this book to my 5 yr.old, and he was fascinated.  We also discussed how the people who are in the armed forces are mommies, daddies, sisters, brothers, etc. and how they protect our country. We talked about the recent holiday of Veteran's day as well, and finally he made his own personal patch!  You can find this template in the back of the book. :) 


The books that I received in the pack have been gifted to my son's Spanish language immersion classmates. They were absolutely thrilled since it's almost Christmas!  I wrapped them up and put a colorful bow on each one.  Little man was so excited handing them out.  I have also donated books to my son's elementary school library, and our town's public library.   

This book is not only great for military family it is also helpful in explaining to children that women too serve in the military.  What I love the most is that the book is bilingual in both Spanish and English, and written by a Latina Mamá! This book is an excellent addition to our bilingual home library. 

For more information on this book, and the author Graciela Tiscareño-Sato click here.  

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11 comments:

  1. Frances,
    I'm beaming with joy to read your kind words and to learn of the joy you spread to the entire class of children. Thank you, thank you. You have put a smile on my face for the rest of the day! :-)

    Graciela

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    1. Thank you Graciela for commenting, and for writing such a beautiful children's story book. I love that it's bilingual!!! :) Gracias

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  2. I read this book to my 4-year old boy and 7-year old girl, and with each page turned I could 'see' how this powerful story was creating an important moment for them. They learned so much -- they learned about the military and protecting our country; they learned that women are an important part of the military; and they learned that mothers can be heroes. It is one of my children's favorite books, and I am so excited to know that it was written by a fellow Latina and friend.

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    1. I totally agree with you Angelica! It's a beautiful children's book indeed! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. This sounds like an incredible book on so many levels - thank you for sharing it!

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  4. Wonderful resource for classroom activities for cultural exchange and also for women's history month.

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  5. I'm looking forward to reading this book.

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  6. What a great idea for a children's book! My brother works at an Air Force Base in Ohio. I bet he knows quite a few families who live this story!

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