This collection of folk songs is bright with all the color and spirit of Latin-American culture. From traditional folk songs to silly rhymes and hand games, it provides songs for every occasion and mood. Each song is accompanied by simple musical arrangements for piano, voice, or guitar, and the lyrics appear in both English and the original Spanish. Background notes on the origins of the songs, as well as suggestions for hand gestures and singing games, are also included. Whether celebrating your own culture or learning about the language and traditions of another, this is a wonderful celebration of life through songs and pictures.
Fiesta-bright folk art accompanies songs from locales ranging from Argentina to the Dominican Republic. Complete with music and lyrics in both Spanish and English, "this collection brims with vitality and good cheer," said PW. Ages 4-8. (Aug.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.