Tortillitas Para Mama

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Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1981 - Finger play - 32 pages
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A collection of nursery rhymes, each in both English and Spanish, collected from the Spanish community in the Americas, many with instructions for accompanying finger plays or other activities.

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User Review  - charlottetokle - LibraryThing

This book would be good for teaching ELLs because it offers text in both English and Spanish. These are nursey rhymes that show something special about their own culture. Read full review

Review: Tortillitas Para Mama: And Other Nursery Rhymes, Spanish and English

User Review  - Ricardo Contreras - Goodreads

Tortillitas Para Mama took me back to a few childhood experiences. Some of the nursery rhymes in the book were told to me as a child. I likes the poems since they were in English in Spanish. However ... Read full review

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Alice McLerran was an "Army brat" and moved every year or so -- from Hawaii to Germany, from New York to Ecuador.

She still leads a gypsy life, traveling the world with her physicist husband and dividing time between their home in New York and their "dacha" in the mountains of Oregon. She's happy to visit schools anywhere! The McLerran cat, Shuwa, prefers to stay home.

"Children often ask me how I started being a writer, and I tell them: by loving stories. My mother made up stories at bedtime, and my grandmother was a story-teller as well. I always read, and read, and read. I think most writers do. One bit of luck, I think, was that from the first I wrote for others. Over the years I made countless poems and little books as gifts. When you write for real readers, of course you want to do your best.

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