Arrorró, mi niño

By Horn Book

In a gift to mothers everywhere, Delacre includes all of the best known lullabies from the Latino culture — a veritable Latina Mother Goose… The literal translations will make this book useful for bilingual literacy and for young English speakers trying to learn Spanish. Delacre’s oil wash illustrations capture many lovely scenes of mothers and grandmothers with young children. The pictures also offer glimpses of Latino life, from markets to playgrounds to fields to a librarian sharing a rhyme at a storytime. Instructions for the fingerplays are printed below the rhymes; for those rhymes that have known melodies, the music is included at the end of the book.