The Hummingbird Sings and Dances: Latin American Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes (Hardcover)

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By Mariana Ruiz Johnson, Grupo Cántaro (Other primary creator)
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(Childrens NonFiction)


An extraordinary collection featuring 19 traditional Latin American nursery rhymes and lullabies in Spanish that have withstood the test of time. Warm, colorful illustrations accompany this endearing repertoire of family-friendly songs from 17 different countries. Solid musicianship and lively vocal performances transport the young listener into a fanciful world of singing frogs and dancing skeletons! A map of Latin America and complete lyrics in Spanish with English translations appear at the end of the book, which also includes a CD and a code for digital download.

About the Author

Mariana Ruiz Johnson received the Picture Book Compostela Prize for Mama, and Sleep Tight won the international Silent Book Contest at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Grupo Cántaro is a Mexican music-vocal ensemble founded in 1979. They have released seven albums of children's music, the most recent being Fábulas de Mi Granja.

Praise For…

"A really wonderful way to introduce children to music from many Latin American cultures and to get the whole family dancing." —Kirkus Reviews

"Selected for the column: '10 Buenas Lecturas' ('10 Best Reads') on page 47 in the September 2018 issue." —People En Espanol

"This would also be a wonderful gift for holiday time. You will enjoy spending time reading, learning and loving this little book." —Julia McMichael, San Francisco Review of Books

Product Details
ISBN: 9782924774205
ISBN-10: 2924774209
Publisher: The Secret Mountain
Publication Date: September 1st, 2018
Pages: 64
Language: Spanish