Agua, Agüita / Water, Little Water

by Jorge Argueta and Felipe Ugalde

A first-person narrative in Spanish and English tells the story of the water cycle.... read more

A first-person narrative in Spanish and English tells the story of the water cycle. Agüita (Little Water) starts the journey deep inside Mother Earth, gradually working its way to the surface, where it forms as a drop of morning dew. It eventually makes its way into a river and then into the sky. Argueta’s poetic text moves from the smallest drop to an ever-expanding personification of water (“I am all colors / and have no color. / I am all flavors / and have no flavor. / I am all shapes / and am shapeless … ”) Ugalde Alcántara’s textured paintings suggest Aztec-inspired symbols, and the text itself appears in Nahuat at the back of the book. (Ages 3-6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2018

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