Classic favorites get a modern Latino twist
The itsy aranita
climbed up the water spout.
Down came la lluvia
and washed la arana out.
Classic Mother Goose rhymes get a Latino twist in this cozy collection. From young Juan Ramon sitting inel rincon to three little gatitos who lost theirmitoncitos, readers will be delighted to see familiar characters in vibrant, luminous scenes brimming with fanciful details.
La Madre Goose will make a playful multicultural addition to every modern bookshelf.
Susan Middleton Elya is the author of many books that cleverly incorporate Spanish vocabulary into lively verse, includingLittle Roja Riding Hood, illustrated by Susan Guevara, and Oh No, Gotta Go!, illustrated by G. Brian Karas. Her writing has been described as “Perfect for bilingual classes stretching their English wings and a charming way to introduce Spanish to English speakers” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).
Juana Martinez-Neal grew up and studied painting in Lima, Peru, and now lives with her family in Scottsdale, Arizona. Her children appear in the artwork for “Little BoyAzul,” “Twinkle, Twinkle, Small Estrella,” and “I See la Luna,” and their playfulness inspired many of the antics in the other scenes. This is her first picture book.