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

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Duérmete mi niña
Duérmete mi sol,
Duérmete pedazo
De mi corazón.

Los niños pequeños adorarán esta colección de nanas latinoamericanas. Preservadas por medio de la tradición oral, estas rimas han sido compartidas de generación a generación. Cariñosamente compiladas, estas tiernas canciones de cuna son iluminadas por hermosas pinturas creadas por la artista Barbara Cooney.


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.

"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

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.

Target Age: 4-8

Square Fish

Pub Date: January 15, 1988

0.14" H x 8.14" L x 7.79" W

32 pages