CONFETTI by Pat Mora

CONFETTI

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Age Range: 4 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Confetti ($14.95; 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. (Picture book/poetry. 4-6)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1996
ISBN: 1-880000-25-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Lee & Low
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 1996




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