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Confetti: Poems for Children
     

Confetti: Poems for Children

by Pat Mora, Enrique O. Sanchez
 

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From the dawn of a beautiful morning to the cool dusk of the desert night, the sights and sounds of the Southwest are joyfully conveyed through the perspective of a young Mexican-American girl who lives there.

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From the dawn of a beautiful morning to the cool dusk of the desert night, the sights and sounds of the Southwest are joyfully conveyed through the perspective of a young Mexican-American girl who lives there.

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School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-Narrative poems in free verse capture the rhythms and uniqueness of the Southwest and its culture as seen through the eyes of a Mexican-American girl. Many Spanish words are interwoven into the verses and translated in a glossary at the book's end. The beauty of the natural world is captured in Sanchez's acrylic illustrations. Done in hot colors reflecting the sun, their swirling, dreamlike patterns suggest the openness and vastness of the land and the freedom of its inhabitants. A welcome addition.-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY
Kirkus Reviews
Confetti ( Oct. 1996; 32 pp.; 1-880000-25-3): The best of these poems that mix English and Spanish ("I say yo soy libre") warmly evokes familiar touchstones of Mexican-American life. There's "Abuelita's yellowlap," a "dance-dancing panadero," who sings the dough to rise, and a woodcarver who "paints open the eyes" of animals "found asleep/in a piece of wood." Most of the poems by Mora (Uno, Dos, Tres, p. 139, etc.) are more ordinary—"Sun song. Sun song. Sun song." The soft, dreamy illustrations, with Southwestern motifs, are contrasted with borders of sharp colors, while small geometric pieces of confetti are "scattered" throughout.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781880000250
Publisher:
Lee & Low Books, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.78(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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