Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes
Publication Date: March 2003
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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El sol es de oro
la luna es de plata
y las estrellitas
son de hoja de lata.
The sun's a gold medallion.
The moon's a silver ball.
The little stars are only tin;
I love them best of all.
Here is a groundbreaking bilingual collection of traditional rhymes that celebrates childhood and Spanish and Latin American heritage. From playing dress up to making tortillas, and from rising at daybreak to falling asleep, these joyful rhymes are sure to delight young readers.
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 enchanting 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.
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.
“Stellar…The rhymes cover everything from early morning birds to elephants to angels.”
-School Library Journal (Starred Review)