Water Rolls, Water Rises / El agua rueda, el agua sube

By The Horn Book Guide

Fourteen three-line verses, in English and Spanish, celebrate water in its many forms. Each verse is accompanied by a majestic painting from a specific place in the world, from Arizona to Zambia. Skillful alliteration and assonance in the English versions are mostly lost in the literal Spanish translations, but in either language, the poems, read aloud can be as dramatic as the accompanying illustrations.