I absolutely adored this book! I saw it on display during the School Librarian’s Association of WNY’s Fall Sharing event (October 2019). It was one of the many incredible titles that the Monkey See, Monkey Do Bookstore brought to the event for us to browse. I spotted Juana Martinez-Neal’s illustrations from across the room and made a beeline to get a closer look at this beauty. Her art is tenderhearted, soft and warm, and joy-inducing, all in one stroke. Combined with Susan Middleton Elya’s seamless integration of Spanish and English text into marvelous verse that features timeless characters, the two have created a new classic in La Madre Goose: Nursery Rhymes for Los Niños that can be enjoyed by all readers.
If you are looking for a book to gift at the next baby shower you attend, this is one to consider. It is also the sort of book that my Spanish language learners are going to love. Many of my students participate in Spanish club and this book is filled with rich Spanish vocabulary. The glossary will help in their efforts to learn another language. I am thrilled to add this book to our K-5 collection for our students and families to enjoy for years to come.
Susan Middleton Elya | http://www.susanelya.com/about.htm
Juana Martinez-Neal | http://juanamartinezneal.com/
G.P. Putnam’s Sons
An Imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group