De Colores and Other Latin-American Folk Songs for Children

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Bursting with color and spirit, this collection of Latin-American songs is a tribute to Latino culture. From traditional tunes to rhymes and hand games, De Colores has songs for all occasions and moods. Each song is accompanied by simple musical arrangements, with lyrics in both English and Spanish. Slightly abridged from the original edition, this is ideal for classroom use, multicultural studies, or just ...
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Kleven, Elisa New York, NY 1994 Hard cover First edition. New in new dust jacket. Signed by author. Text in English, Spanish. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. Picture book. With ... dust jacket. 56 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: Children/juvenile. These are mostly Latin American folk songs compiled, arranged and translated by Orozco, with a short introduction to each song. Includes simple musical arrangement. Read more Show Less

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Bursting with color and spirit, this collection of Latin-American songs is a tribute to Latino culture. From traditional tunes to rhymes and hand games, De Colores has songs for all occasions and moods. Each song is accompanied by simple musical arrangements, with lyrics in both English and Spanish. Slightly abridged from the original edition, this is ideal for classroom use, multicultural studies, or just plain fun.

"Rich and resonant." --Booklist

Here is a treasure trove of songs, chants, and musical games from the rich cultural tradition of the Spanish-speaking world, specially created for both Spanish and English audiences. The collection includes 25 child-pleasing selections, some as well known as "Los Pollitos" ("The Baby Chicks") and others equally delightful but less familiar. Full color.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Fiesta-bright folk art accompanies songs from locales ranging from Argentina to the Dominican Republic. Complete with music and lyrics in both Spanish and English, "this collection brims with vitality and good cheer," said PW. Ages 4-8. (Aug.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Annie Ayres
Selected, arranged, and translated by popular Mexican performer and songwriter Orozco, this bilingual collection of Latin American folk songs for children is truly a musical treasure. Each of the 27 songs is presented with background notes; lyrics in both Spanish and English; simple arrangements for the voice, piano, and guitar; and suggestions for group sing-alongs and musical games. Gathered from Spanish-speaking countries but including two of Orozco's own songs, the compilation is a programming gold mine. Included are songs for special occasions ("La pinata"), counting songs ("El chocolate"), and animal songs ("La arana pequenita"--"The Eensy, Weensy Spider" in Spanish!). There is even a handy subject index to locate appropriate songs. The book is a delight for the eye as well as the ear. In the same shimmering style of magical folk art that she used to illustrate Arthur Dorros' Abuela" (1991), Kleven provides bountiful illustrations--the endpapers are sunshine bright with a crisp quilt of yellow flowers, and playful borders that ripple with colorful patterns and miniature pictures line the edge of every page. Full-page scenes of Hispanic families and children and also animals are exuberant with activity and alive with the joy of music. Multicultural collections have been clamoring for books such as this, which works both as a well-crafted resource and a rich and resonant children's book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780525452607
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/1994
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 56
  • Age range: 3 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.38 (w) x 12.25 (h) x 0.45 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2006

    Excellent book

    My son is two years old and loves this book as well as the corresponding CD and any other product from Jose Luis Orozco. The songs are great fun for giving your child a little taste of Latin American music. The songs are in Spanish with English translations or adaptions for fun in both languages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2001

    Excellent source of music for traditional Mexican songs.

    I was impressed to find this book which contains the music of several traditional Mexican songs and more. It is easy to play the melody part and sign. A must to have for anyone who love Spanish and wants to learn this beautiful songs. I highly recommend it to every one to try it. You won't be disappointed!

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