LISTEN TO THE DESERT/OYE AL DESIERTO by Pat Mora

LISTEN TO THE DESERT/OYE AL DESIERTO

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Age Range: 2 - 7

KIRKUS REVIEW

 A very simple text, with each line (``Listen to coyote call, ar-ar-aooo, ar-ar-aooo/El coyote canta, ah£££, ah£££, ah£££''; ``Listen to the wind spin, zoom, zoom, zoom...'') repeated twice in English plus twice in Spanish, becomes a rhythmic, lyrical bilingual chant suggesting the onomatopoeic powers of both tongues. Owl, dove, toad, snake, fish, mice, and rain complete a roster, supplemented by spreads whose pleasingly spare designs feature handsomely stylized figures beneath a mellow sky. A brightly decorative geometric motif runs through the pages to tie it all together. An attractive book for introducing the desert- -and a second language--to young children. (Picture book. 2-7)

Pub Date: April 18th, 1994
ISBN: 0-395-67292-9
Page count: 28pp
Publisher: Clarion
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1994




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