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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Pat Mora's simple, poetic text in English and Spanish visits the desert at nightfall, when many different voices are speaking. Young children who have Spanish as either their first or second language will delight in the repeated, rhythmic sounds of this fascinating habitat at night. Lively illustrations are rendered in the vibrant hues of the desert.

Synopsis:

“A bilingual account of some of the animals and sounds commonly found in the Southwestern desert. Each double-page spread depicts a vast expanse of light blue sky with four lines of text—two in English and two in Spanish—on the verso, and a different creature or scene on the recto. . . . The translations are appropriate and provide an excellent opportunity to compare the sounds in the two languages. . . . The illustrations evoke Native American art in shapes and colors, and the bottoms of the pages are adorned with geometric designs. This book is a good choice for reading aloud; young audiences will enjoy the predictable, repetitive text, and its bilingual format enhances its appeal in a variety of multicultural settings.”—School Library Journal

“A very simple text, with each line repeated twice in English plus twice in Spanish, becomes a rhythmic, lyrical bilingual chant suggesting the onomatopoeic powers of both tongues. . . . A brightly decorative geometric motif runs

Synopsis:

A bilingual poem about desert noises is accompanied by bright watercolors in desert hues.

About the Author

Pat Mora, a poet of Mexican-American heritage, is the recipient of a 1994 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in poetry. Her published work includes poetry and nonfiction for adults as well as children. Her previous picture book for Clarion was LISTEN TO THE DESERT/OYE AL DESIERTO, illustrated by Francisco X. Mora. Ms. Mora, a native of El Paso, Texas, now lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395672921
ill.:
Nora, Francisco X.
Author:
Mora, Francisco X.
Illustrator:
Nora, Francisco X.
Author:
Mora, Pat
Author:
Mora, Francisco
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Nature - General
Subject:
Poetry - General
Subject:
Children's poetry
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Poetry / Plays
Subject:
Children's poetry, American
Subject:
Spanish language materials
Subject:
Deserts
Subject:
Animal sounds
Subject:
Concepts - Animal Sounds
Subject:
Spanish language materials -- Bilingual.
Subject:
Animal sounds -- Juvenile poetry.
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Poetry : General
Subject:
Concepts - Words
Subject:
Ethnic - Hispanic & Latino
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper, Picture
Series Volume:
11-68
Publication Date:
April 1994
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
Spanish
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8.56x10.59x.40 in. .86 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
03-07

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Product details 32 pages Clarion Books - English 9780395672921 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
“A bilingual account of some of the animals and sounds commonly found in the Southwestern desert. Each double-page spread depicts a vast expanse of light blue sky with four lines of text—two in English and two in Spanish—on the verso, and a different creature or scene on the recto. . . . The translations are appropriate and provide an excellent opportunity to compare the sounds in the two languages. . . . The illustrations evoke Native American art in shapes and colors, and the bottoms of the pages are adorned with geometric designs. This book is a good choice for reading aloud; young audiences will enjoy the predictable, repetitive text, and its bilingual format enhances its appeal in a variety of multicultural settings.”—School Library Journal

“A very simple text, with each line repeated twice in English plus twice in Spanish, becomes a rhythmic, lyrical bilingual chant suggesting the onomatopoeic powers of both tongues. . . . A brightly decorative geometric motif runs

"Synopsis" by ,
A bilingual poem about desert noises is accompanied by bright watercolors in desert hues.
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