Pío Peep!

by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy

Twenty-nine Spanish-language nursery rhymes that are familiar throughout the Americas... read more

Twenty-nine Spanish-language nursery rhymes that are familiar throughout the Americas are paired with English-language translations that delightfully capture the spirit of the original verse. Compilers Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy combed numerous sources for material for this collection. When it came to making the final selections, they noted, “we chose those nursery rhymes and songs that we cherished in our own childhoods, and those the numerous children—Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, and Central American—with whom we have worked love the most.” The sometimes playful, sometimes soothing Spanish nursery rhymes will be familiar to many Spanish-speaking parents and children. Alice Schertle’s lively, finely crafted English translations introduce these cultural touchstones to a whole new audience and underscore universal aspects of childhood. Viví Escrivá’s full-page watercolor art provides a pleasing accompaniment to each pairing, enriching the overall appeal of this inviting volume. (Ages birth – 6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2004

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