Desert Is My Mother, The / El desierto es mi madre

by Pat Mora and Daniel Lechon

A lovely extension of the metaphor expressed in the title, the text of this poem... read more

A lovely extension of the metaphor expressed in the title, the text of this poem is a soothing recitation of the many ways in which the desert cares for the speaker: "I say feed me. / She serves red prickly pear on a spiked cactus. / I say tease me. / She sprinkles raindrops in my face on a sunny day...." Each double-page spread pairs a single idea stated in English and Spanish on the left page with the artist's full-color visual rendering of the concept on the right. (Ages 4-7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1994

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