¡PÍO PEEP! by Alma Flor Ada

¡PÍO PEEP!

Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes
edited by , , illustrated by , translated by
Age Range: 4 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

Hoping to introduce the rich heritage of Spanish nursery rhymes to children of all backgrounds, the editors have selected many of the best-known traditional rhymes, most originally from Spain, but now spread throughout Latin America. In this bilingual presentation, Schertle avoids a word-for-word translation and presents instead what the introduction calls a “poetic re-creation.” While small details may differ, the English versions flow easily off the tongue. A few of the rhymes are associated with children’s games, such as “El patio de mi casa” and children can get the sense of the game from the words, but there are few notes accompanying the individual rhymes. A preface acknowledges some sources and provides limited background information for adults. Escrivá’s pastoral paintings of sweet-faced children and adults dressed in a mix of traditional and contemporary clothing are pleasant accompaniments. (Poetry. 4-8)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2003
ISBN: 0-688-16019-0
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 2003




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