The best of these poems that mix English and Spanish (""I say yo soy libre"") warmly evokes familiar touchstones of...

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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-dancingpanadero,"" 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.

Pub Date: Oct. 1, 1996

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 32

Publisher: Lee & Low

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15, 1996