La Madre Goose (Hardcover)

Nursery Rhymes for Los Niños

By Susan Middleton Elya, Juana Martinez-Neal (Illustrator)

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, 9780399251573, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 19, 2016

List Price: 16.99*
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Classic favorites get a modern Latino twist

The itsy ara ita
climbed up the water spout.
Down came la lluvia
and washed la ara a out.

Classic Mother Goose rhymes get a Latino twist in this cozy collection. From young Juan Ram n sitting in el rinc n to three little gatitos who lost their mitoncitos, readers will be delighted to see familiar characters in vibrant, luminous scenes brimming with fanciful details.

La Madre Goose will make a playful multicultural addition to every modern bookshelf.

A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016

About the Author

Susan Middleton Elya is the author of many books that cleverly incorporate Spanish vocabulary into lively verse, including Little Roja Riding Hood, illustrated by Susan Guevara, and Oh No, Gotta Go!, illustrated by G. Brian Karas. Her writing has been described as "Perfect for bilingual classes stretching their English wings and a charming way to introduce Spanish to English speakers" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). Juana Martinez-Neal grew up and studied painting in Lima, Peru, and now lives with her family in Scottsdale, Arizona. Her children appear in the artwork for "Little Boy Azul," "Twinkle, Twinkle, Small Estrella," and "I See la Luna," and their playfulness inspired many of the antics in the other scenes. This is her first picture book.