Arrorro, Mi Nino

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Lee & Low Books, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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It's time to go to bed, and what better way to lull your child to sleep than with a tender song or gentle game? In this beautiful bilingual collection of classic Latino lullabies and games, mothers and children happily embrace and treasure their traditions while sharing the universal joy of the special bond between parent and child.

The fifteen selections in the book were compiled from the recollections of Latinas from fourteen different countries. These sweet lullabies and gentle games have withstood the test of time and travel across nations. They are now gathered in this book to help families rejoice in this beautiful lore as their play with their babies or cuddle just before bedtime.

Arrorrķ, mi niņo is a loving tribute to Latinos from all walks of American life. It is sure to become a favorite with everyone who has a precious little child to love, cuddle, and sing to. Both the Spanish and English versions can easily be sung with the melodies at the back of the book.

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ARRORRĶ, MI NIŅO: Latino Lullabies and Gentle Games

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Warm illustrations with earth-toned backgrounds and more brightly dressed characters provide settings for this collection of 15 Spanish-language nursery rhymes. Delacre offers an English version of ... Read full review

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User Review  - GayWard - LibraryThing

An illustrated collection of nursery rhymes, finger play games, and lullabies from the major Latino groups living in the United States today. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

LULU DELACRE is the illustrator of many award-winning children's books, several of which she also wrote or compiled. She created Arrorrķ, mi niņo to help Latinos in the United States pass on traditional games and songs to their children as well as to introduce these delightful selections to families of all backgrounds. Delacre was honored in 1998 as Maryland Woman in the Arts, and is a juror for the 2003 National Books Awards. A native of Puerto Rico, Delacre lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her husband and their two daughters.

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