Tortillitas Para Mama (Paperback)

And Other Nursery Rhymes, Spanish and English

By Margot C. Griego (Selected by), Margot C. Griego (Translated by), Barbara Cooney (Illustrator), Betsy L. Bucks (Translated by), Sharon S. Gilbert (Translated by), Laurel H. Kimball (Translated by)

Square Fish, 9780805003178, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 15, 1988

List Price: 8.99*
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Young children will treasure this collection of Latin American nursery rhymes. Preserved through oral tradition, these rhymes have been passed on from generation to generation. They have been lovingly gathered and translated for this book and many are accompanied by instructions for finger play. Illuminated by the beautiful paintings of Barbara Cooney, they are now available for a whole new audience to enjoy.

About the Author



Barbara Cooney was a two-time Caldecott award-winner for her books The Ox-Cart Man and The Chanticleer and the Fox. She illustrated over 100 books by the time she died in Maine in 2000.

Praise For Tortillitas Para Mama: And Other Nursery Rhymes, Spanish and English

“Highly useful in supporting early bilingual needs, this collection from Latin America has been preserved in the oral tradition. There are instructions for accompanying finger plays. Cooney's beautiful illustrations add much appeal.” —Childhood Education

“Each of the verses is child-tested, selected with care and thought...The book is a visual and aural treat.” —Parents' Choice

“A successful attempt to capture the often elusive authenticity of Hispanic subjects in children's picture books.” —The Horn Book