Where's Toto? Donde esta Toto? by Elizabeth Laird


Where's Toto? Donde esta Toto? by Elizabeth Laird

A bilingual fiction title for children who are independent readers. The parallel text, speech bubbles and pictures by different, talented illustrators provide a child-friendly bridge to reading - and speaking - in another language. There is a quiz at the end of each story to help comprehension and revise vocabulary.

About the Author

Elizabeth Laird

ELIZABETH LAIRD was born in New Zealand of Scottish parents. On leaving university, she lived and taught for some time in Addis Ababa, where she fell in love with Ethiopia’s stunning landscapes and brace, enduring people. Since her first trip to the country in her early twenties, Liz has travelled extensively all over Ethiopia (and indeed the world), and everywhere she went she saw boys and girls running. Running to school, running to work. They ran and ran. In every young heart the ambition to win gold for their country was beating. These young runners with their huge dreams have stayed with Liz and inspired the story of The Fastest Boy in the World.

In between her travels in Ethiopia, Malaysia and India, Liz also lived for some time in Lebanon, Iraq and Austria with her husband and two sons. After leaving Austria she and her husband decided to earn their living as writers, settling in London: since then, she has written over 30 books for children, has been shortlisted five times for the CILIP Carnegie Medal as well as every other major children’s book award. Liz now lives with her husband, splitting their time between London and Edinburgh.

Elizabeth Laird's books have been translated into 15 languages.

Photo: © Anne Mortensen

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32 pages
Interest Age: 8+ years


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Publication date

1st January 2009



Publisher Profile

b small publishing limited is an imprint of B Small

logo As a former secondary school language teacher, and after a decade working for various educational publishers, Cath Bruzzone started b small in 1990 from her kitchen table in Chiswick, producing own-brand books for the Early Learning Centre. The first series under the imprint b small was published in 1993 with the Bilingual First Books, colourful first word books in English and French or Spanish. Highly original and increasingly sought after by parents in instilling children with a love of languages, b small goes from strength to strength.

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