Friday, April 02, 2010

Review: ¡Muu, Moo!

Rimas de animales Animal Nursery Rhymes Selected by Alma Flor Ada & F. Isabel Campoy. English versions by RosaIma Zubizarreta. Illustrated by Viví Escrivá. HarperCollins 2010. (Review copy). Here is a sweet poetry book full of light and sunshine just in time for spring. Excrivá's wimsical paintings in a soft palete fill me with delight. Ada & Campoy have chosen traditional animal poems from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Central America which they remember with joy from childhood and to these they have added a few of their own.This is a delightful collection to share with the young ones in your life. I'll give you a sample here of one of my favorites:

A White Turtle dove

A white turtle dove
flew down from above.
In her beak was a branch;
on the branch was a flower;
on the flower was a girl
who held a lemon in her hand
and whose eyes shone more brightly
than the rays of the sun!

Una paloma blanca

Una paloma blanca
desde el cielo bajó
en el pico una rama,
en la rama una flor.
En la flor una niña
en su mano un limón,
son sus ojos más lindos
que los rayos del sol.

The Friday Poetry round up is hosted by Kate at Book Aunt. Stop by and enjoy some great poetry this weekend!

And remember...Although it's Good Friday when this is posting.... Easter Sunday's a coming!!