Confetti: Poems for Children
By Pat Mora
Illustrated by Enrique O. Sanchez
In this joyful and spirited collection, award-winning poet Pat Mora and fine artist Enrique 0. Sanchez celebrate the vivid landscape of the Southwest and the delightful rapport that children share with the natural world. Through language resounding with both English and Spanish, Confetti is also an anthem to the power of a child's imagination and pride:
I say yo soy libre, I am free, free, free, free as confetti.
Long-awaited by Ms. Mora's many fans, Confetti is a treasury to be shared with children everywhere.
Watch Pat Mora's interview with Reading Rockets
Read author Pat Mora’s letter to teachers about inspiring students with poetry in the Lee & Low Poetry Resource Guide for Teachers.
About the Creators
is the author of numerous award-winning children’s books. She is also the founder of the family literacy initiative El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). Mora and her husband live in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Visit her on the Web at www.patmora.com
Photo: Cheron Bayna
has illustrated numerous award winning children's books, including LEE & LOW'S Abuela's Weave, Amelia's Road, and Confetti. A native of the Dominican Republic, he splits his time between his homes in Bass Harbor, Maine and Miami, Florida.
About This Title
Children's Books Mean Business
Children's Book Council (CBC)
Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)
Interest Level:Grades K - 4
Reading Level:Grades 3 - 3
Colors, Animal/Biodiversity/Plant Adaptations, Nature/Science, Poetry, Native American Interest, Multiethnic interest, Latino/Hispanic/Mexican Interest, Imagination, Environment/Nature, Animals, Exploring Ecosystems, Human Impact On Environment/Environmental Sustainability , Optimism/Enthusiasm, Respect/Citizenship
English Fiction Grades 3-6, Fluent Dual Language , Fluent English, English Guided Reading Level N, Appendix B Diverse Collection Grades PreK-2, Latin American English Collection, Latin American English Collection Grades 3-6, Poetry Grades 3-6, Earth Day Poetry Collection , English/Spanish Bilingual and Dual Language Books , Lee & Low Poetry Collection Poetry Grades PreK-2,