Ten Little Puppies / Diez perritos

by Alma Flor Ada, F. Isabel Campoy, and Ulises Wensell

Writing team Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy bring to life this traditional Spanish... read more

Writing team Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy bring to life this traditional Spanish nursery rhyme through a bilingual English/Spanish picture book. A little girl begins with ten puppies of ten different breeds, but one by one they leave the group: One takes off to chase a cat, one comes down with the flu, and another leaves to sing with Juan. The result is one less puppy at the turn of each page. Before long only one is left—the pup that will never go “'cause he knows I love him so.” Rhyming, repetition, and the inclusion of musical notation make this a rhyme to be sung, and explanations of each puppy offer more information on various dog breeds. Gentle color illustrations by Ulises Wensell accompany this simple yet engaging nursery rhyme. (Ages birth–6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2012

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