Muu, Moo!: Rimas de Animales/Animal Nursery Rhymes

Muu, Moo!: Rimas de Animales/Animal Nursery Rhymes

by Alma Flor Ada, F. Isabel Campoy, Vivi Escriva
     
 

Debajo de un botón, ton ton,
que encontró Martín, tin, tin había un ratón, ton, ton,
ay, que chiquitín, tin, tin!

Martin found a mouse, mouse, mouse,
'neath a button on the floor, floor, floor,
in a tiny house, house, house,
with a tiny door, door, door.

This heartwarming bilingual collection of traditional animal

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Overview

Debajo de un botón, ton ton,
que encontró Martín, tin, tin había un ratón, ton, ton,
ay, que chiquitín, tin, tin!

Martin found a mouse, mouse, mouse,
'neath a button on the floor, floor, floor,
in a tiny house, house, house,
with a tiny door, door, door.

This heartwarming bilingual collection of traditional animal nursery rhymes from Spain, Latin America, and the United States will delight readers young and old. From the call of the rooster to the chirp, chirp of the cricket, these seventeen poems in both English and Spanish have been handpicked by distinguished authors Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy, who have also included five of their own original poems in this anthology. English adaptations by Rosalma Zubizarreta adroitly capture the spirit of each cherished rhyme, and tender illustrations by award-winning artist Viví Escrivá will make the collection a family favorite for generations to come.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This bilingual poetry book from the collaborators behind ¡Pío Peep! contains 16 gentle animal nursery rhymes hailing from Spain and Latin America. Each appears in Spanish with an English adaptation, and several original works by Ada and Campoy are also included. The enduring appeal of the verses is clear, as in this tender poem: “My donkey told me today/ his ears are hurting, oh no!/ The doctor said that he should/ wear a black hat just so.” Escrivá's expressive illustrations (in “Little Brown Duck,” a mallard sheds tears over his missing wife) should enchant those reading the poems in either language. Ages 2-7. (Mar.)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2–The creators of ¡Pío Peep! (2003) and Merry Navidad! (2007, both HarperCollins) have put together another treasury of Spanish nursery rhymes. ¡Muu, Moo! is a collection of animal rhymes that includes such beloved favorites as “Una paloma Blanca” and “Debajo de un botón,” along with original verses by both selectors. Rather than a verbatim translation of the Spanish, the English versions retain the rhythm and musicality of the originals. Escrivá’s watercolor illustrations include fun details such as a flea dressed up as a bride, a smiling snail, a frog with a big fly stuck in its mouth, and a dancing monkey wearing a frilly yellow dress. In addition to being a perfect resource for bilingual programs, this book will be enjoyed as a bedtime read-aloud.–Rebecca Hickman, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Kirkus Reviews
Ada and Campoy team up again (�Pio Peep!, 2003, etc.) to produce this lovely anthology of rhymes, songs and poems from the Hispanic oral tradition. The selection is focused on popular verses with animal themes, which plays naturally to the interests of young ones and will make parents and grandparents recollect their own childhoods. Some of the poems are very simple and create enjoyment just by the repetition of a syllable: "Debajo de un boton, ton ton, / que encontro Martin, tin tin / habia un raton, ton, ton . . . " Others are more complex and tell a story, presented as a dramatic piece, such as "Las bodas de la pulga y el piojo/The Flea's Wedding." The collection is enriched by the inclusion of some verses written by the authors, inspired by the repetition and form of the genre. Zubizarreta's musical English renditions of the rhymes increase the uses of this collection, making it a valuable bilingual resource. Escriva's depictions of children and the animals' humorous expressions infuse each page with an infectious, childlike happiness. (Nursery rhymes. 1-7)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061346132
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/09/2010
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
582,162
Product dimensions:
11.32(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Alma Flor Ada is an internationally published children's book author. She is the recipient of several prestigious honors, including the Pura Belpré Award, the Christopher Award, the José Martí World Award, and the Museum of Tolerance Award. She lives in Lucas Valley, California.

Alma Flor Ada es una autora de libros para niños reconocida y publicada internacionalmente. Ha recibido varios premios prestigiosos en Estados Unidos, entre ellos, el Pura Belpré y el José Martí. Alma Flor vive en San Francisco, California.

Viví Escrivá's celebrated watercolors have graced the pages of many of Alma Flor Ada's books, including ¡Pío Peep! Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes. She lives in Spain.

Viví Escrivá es la aclamada ilustradora de libros para niños, como My School/Mi Escuela, The Empty Piñata y ¡Pío Peep! Sus acuarelas han sido elogiadas por School Library Journal por su "brillo" y "belleza". Ella vive en España.

F. Isabel Campoy is a poet, playwright, songwriter, and storyteller. She has written numerous children's books, both in English and Spanish, on the art and culture of the Hispanic world. She lives in California.

F. Isabel Campoy es una poeta, drama-turga, compositora de canciones y narradora de cuentos. Ha escrito una gran variedad de libros para niños en inglés y en español. Isabel vive en San Francisco, California.

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