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Grandmother's Nursery Rhymes/Las Nanas de Abuelita

Grandmother's Nursery Rhymes/Las Nanas de Abuelita

Lullabies, Tongue Twisters, And Riddles from South America/Canciones de cuna, trabalenguas y adivinanzas de Suramérica

Compiled by/Compilado por Nelly Palacio Jaramillo; Illustrated by/Ilustrado por Elivia Savadier

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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Aserrín, aserrán
los maderos de San Juan
piden queso,
piden pan.


Abuelos y abuelas, tíos y tías, padres, madres y amistades—todos pueden compartir estas canciones de cuna, trabalenguas, y adivinanzas de Suramérica con las niñas y los niños pequeños.

Esta colección bilingüe es ideal para presentarles los sonidos de dos lenguas a los niños. Los versos funcionan en inglés y español: lea los poemas en inglés para divertirse con un trabalenguas; léalos en español para practicar decir la letra “r” o simplemente pronunciar el sonido de cada sílaba.

El texto energético escrito por Nelly Jaramillo es la pareja ideal para las ilustraciones tiernas y fantásticas de Elivia Savadier. Grandmother’s Nursery Rhymes es perfecto para la hora de dormir, de jugar, o de aprendizaje. Esta colección satisfará la curiosidad de los niños y las niñas cada vez.

Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, Commended

Praise for Grandmother's Nursery Rhymes/Las Nanas de Abuelita

“This delightful book blends English and Spanish texts with fanciful watercolor-and-ink illustrations. The parallel versions of these lullabies, tongue twisters, and riddles from South America take advantage of word play in both languages....Perfect for family sharing, especially where children are helping their parents learn English as a second language.” —School Library Journal

“A bilingual challenge to Mother Goose...fun-to-read rhythm in both Spanish and English.” —Publishers Weekly

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Compiled by/Compilado por Nelly Palacio Jaramillo; Illustrated by/Ilustrado por Elivia Savadier

Nelly Palacio Jaramillo was inspired by the birth of her granddaughter, Lucia, to collect the rhymes and verses of her childhood that evolved into Las Nanas, her first book for children.

Ms. Jaramillo was born in Cartagena, Colombia, but grew up in nearby Barranquilla. She came to the United States in 1962, and now lives with her husband in Flushing, New York.

Elivia Savadier pored over hundreds of photographs of Colombia and of the Jaramillo family before beginning the illustrations for Las Nanas.

A native of South Africa, Elivia moved to the United States in 1986. She makes her home in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, with her husband and their daughter, Sadye.

Las Nanas de Abuelita is her fourth picture book.

Nelly Palacio Jaramillo

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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