De colores and other Latin-American folk songs for children
selected, arranged, and translated by Jose-Luis Orozco; illustrated by Elisa Kleven
Format: Paperback, 179 pages
Age Range: 4–8 years
Publisher: New York: Lodestar Books, c1993
CCBC (Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices, 1993)
Each of the twenty-seven Latin American songs, chants and rhymes chosen by performer/songwriter Orozco for inclusion in this text are presented with lyrics in Spanish and English, simple musical arrangement, and explanatory notes about the song's subject and how it is traditionally sung. Kleven's brightly colored collage illustrations are lively, joyous accompaniments to the music. CCBC categories: The Arts; Activities; Folklore, Mythology And Traditional Literature. 1994, Dutton, 56 pages, $16.99. Ages 5-10.
© Cooperative Children’s Book Center. Reprinted with permission.