Rimas de Animales/Animal Nursery Rhymes
Rayo, Hardcover, 9780061346132, 48pp.
Publication Date: March 9, 2010
Debajo de un boton, ton ton, que encontro Martin, tin, tinhabia un raton, ton, ton, ay, que chiquitin, tin, tin
Martin found a mouse, mouse, mouse, 'neath a button on the floor, floor, floor, in a tiny house, house, house, with a tiny door, door, door.
This heartwarming bilingual collection of traditional animal nursery rhymes from Spain, Latin America, and the United States will delight readers young and old. From the call of the rooster to the chirp, chirp of the cricket, these seventeen poems in both English and Spanish have been handpicked by distinguished authors Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy, who have also included five of their own original poems in this anthology. English adaptations by Rosalma Zubizarreta adroitly capture the spirit of each cherished rhyme, and tender illustrations by award-winning artist Vivi Escriva will make the collection a family favorite for generations to come.
Vivi Escriva es la aclamada ilustradora de libros para ninos, como My School/Mi Escuela, The Empty Pinata y Pio Peep! Sus acuarelas han sido elogiadas por School Library Journal por su "brillo" y "belleza." Ella vive en Espana.
Alma Flor Ada, an authority on multicultural and bilingual education, is the recipient of the 2012 Virginia Hamilton Literary Award, and in 2014 she was honored by the Mexican government with the prestigious OHTLI Award. She is the author of numerous award-winning books for young readers, including "Dancing Home "with Gabriel Zubizarreta, "My Name Is Maria Isabel", "Under the Royal Palms "(Pura Belpre Medal), "Where the Flame Trees Bloom", and "The Gold Coin "(Christopher Award Medal). She lives in California, and you can visit her at AlmaFlorAda.com.