These 29 sweet Spanish nursery rhymes are about things kids and their grown-ups like best: frogs and elephants, piñatas and cinnamon bread, wide-open fields and your own cozy bed. The English adaptations, with their own rhythm and charm, are equally delightful to read aloud. Each poem is accompanied by beautiful paintings that gave my grandson and me even more to talk about—once he stopped dancing to the poems.— Cat
This groundbreaking bilingual collection of traditional rhymes celebrates childhood and Latin American heritage—a perfect book for those learning Spanish and fluent speakers alike!
Passed down from generation to generation, the twenty-nine rhymes included have been lovingly selected by distinguished authors Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy. English adaptations by Alice Schertle capture the spirit of each rhyme and have a charm all their own.
Accompanied by beautiful illustrations by Spanish artist Viví Escrivá, this collection is destined to become a beloved classic for children already familiar with the rhymes as well as those encountering them for the first time.
From playing dress up to making tortillas, and from rising at daybreak to falling asleep, these joyful rhymes are sure to delight young readers.
Alma Flor Ada is an internationally published children's book author. She is the recipient of several prestigious honors, including the Pura Belpré Award, the Christopher Award, the José Martí World Award, and the Museum of Tolerance Award. She lives in Lucas Valley, California.
Alma Flor Ada es una autora de libros para niños reconocida y publicada internacionalmente. Ha recibido varios premios prestigiosos en Estados Unidos, entre ellos, el Pura Belpré y el José Martí.
Viví Escrivá's watercolors have been called “brilliant” and “beautiful” by School Library Journal. She has collaborated with Alma Flor Ada on numerous books, including The Empty Piñata and In the Cow’s Backyard.
Viví Escrivá es la aclamada ilustradora de libros para niños, como My School/Mi Escuela, The Empty Piñata y ¡Pío Peep! Sus acuarelas han sido elogiadas por School Library Journal por su "brillo" y "belleza". Ella vive en España.
F. Isabel Campoy is a poet, playwright, songwriter, and storyteller. She has authored numerous children's books, both in English and Spanish, on the art and culture of the Hispanic world.
F. Isabel Campoy es una poeta, drama-turga, compositora de canciones y narradora de cuentos. Ha escrito una gran variedad de libros para niños en inglés y en español.
Alice Schertle is the acclaimed author of many children’s books, including William and Grandpa, recipient of the Christopher Award. Her poetry has been called “witty” (Kirkus Reviews), “vivid” (The Horn Book), and “unique” (ALA Booklist).
Alice Schertle es una celebrada autora de muchos libros para niños. Ha recibido el premio Christopher.