Las Aventuras de Isabela by Karen Rowan. Novela 1 de espanol basico. This is the first novel in the Fluency Fast series for true beginners. It uses a vocabulary of only 200 Spanish words to tell a 2,200 word story. It is repetitive and simple and uses many cognates to make the book comprehensible to beginning students. There is chapter by chapter vocabulary at the end of the book.
Isabela Huffman is a precocious 8 1/2 year old girl who cannot seem to keep herself out of trouble on a visit to Guanajuato, Mexico, with her mother. She wants to be president when she grows up. Or a ballerina. Or the president and a ballerina. She is dramatic. She sings on the bus, screams like a baby after putting chile powder on her fresh mango and convinces her mother to buy five pairs of new shoes for a big family. No matter how many times her mom asks her to just sit down like a normal little girl, she just can't help getting up to take more pictures of her adventures. When will Isabela ever sit down?
Paperback, 42 pages.