Arrorró, mi niño

By Chantilly Patiño, Bicultural Mom

Arrorró, mi niño is excellent book for both parents who are fluent in Spanish and those who may not be fluent. The author, Lulu Delacre, has lovingly pieced together and illustrated this book with U.S. Latina moms in mind.

The book includes 15 different Spanish lullabies and gentle games with their English translations which are brought to life by warm, inviting illustrations that are both beautiful and comforting for the littlest readers. Delacre’s book includes classics like “Los Pollitos Dicen” and “Esta Niña Linda” which she’s collected from Latinas originally from fourteen different countries. It has been a blessing in our home. Neither myself nor my husband are fluent Spanish speakers and we work hard to educate ourselves in both Spanish language and Mexican culture. This book has been such a help in adding that special Latina mom touch to our home. I was aware of a couple of Spanish Lullabies, but honestly, I felt like a lot was missing. This book has been a helpful extension that has brought me one step closer to instilling Latino heritage in my daughter. It’s a wonderful way to bridge the gap and keep Spanish as part of our most loving and intimate mommy-daughter time…bedtime.