Maria had a little llama

Maria had a little llama

Book - 2013 | Spanish
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En esta versión bilingüe de la poesía clásica, ambientada en Perú, María toma su llama a la escuela un día.
In this bilingual version of the classic rhyme, set in Peru, Maria takes her llama to school one day.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2013
ISBN: 9780805093339
0805093338
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: Maria tenía una llamita

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beautyhasgrace
Feb 19, 2016

Beautiful bilingual book! ♥

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Jul 26, 2013

Yeah, it sort of works on every level. You can sing it (and therefore use it in a storytime VERY easily), it’s remarkably beautiful, the design works, the multiple languages are awesome, and it stars a kid from South America, which is a rare bright jewel in the publishing marketplace these days. All told, it’s a classy and successful effort. Beautiful from tip to toe, and necessary, this is one of those purchasing no brainers. You’re just gonna love it anyway. Might as well go out and buy this sucker. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for 2 years and over

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Jul 26, 2013

How does that old tune go? Ah yes. “Mary had a little lamb / its fleece was white as snow / And everywhere that Mary went / the lamb was sure to go.” Of course, should one choose to set the book in Peru, the lyrics could take on a slightly different tone. Instead of Mary we now have Maria. Instead of a little lamb, it’s a little llama. And though the bones of the song are the same (the school, the children, the laughing) author/illustrator Angela Dominguez imbues her book with a distinctive one-of-a-kind flavor and feel.

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