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Diez Deditos and Other Play Rhymes and Action Songs from Latin America (Spanish Edition) (Spanish) Paperback – Bargain Price, April 15, 2002


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Paperback: 56 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; Bilingual edition (April 15, 2002)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 014230087X
  • ASIN: B00EJ1DXU0
  • Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 8.8 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,594,112 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

Ages 2-8. The dynamic team that brought readers the popular De Colores (1994) is back with lively finger rhymes and more exuberant songs from Latin America. This new collection will be as treasured as the first book and just as well used. Adults working with children will find many instructional possibilities and curricular connections, and there are ample opportunities to get kids clapping, giggling, wiggling, tickling, and much more. The 34 selections are developmentally appropriate for younger children, but some can also be used with older students. Kleven's rich and vibrant collage illustrations are again wonderfully engaging. This time, she has added visual prompts to cue children to the appropriate body movements for accompanying the songs and rhymes. There are no source notes, but explanatory notes precede each selection, and there's a useful subject index. English translations have been made keeping rhythm and rhyme more in mind than the literal meaning in Spanish. Karen Morgan --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Kirkus Reviews

A nifty compilation of Latin American songs and finger rhymes, some of them original, some recalled from Orozco's Mexican childhood, and some collected during tours in Latin America and Spain. The pieces are presented with musical notations, background notes, Spanish/English lyrics, and small pictographs guiding young performers through the fun and simple actions required. Kleven's bright, cheerful, child-pleasing illustrations are full of frolicsome details for individual readers to pore over, but the activities work in small family circles or large groups. A subject index displays a wide range of topics: Here are participation pieces from greetings to farewells; learn-through-play concepts about body parts, the world of work, Spanish vowel sounds, and more; and pieces that promote self-esteem and friendship. The book is a sprightly, upbeat celebration. (Anthology. 2-6) -- Copyright ©1998, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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My daughter and daughter-in-law both speak Spanish and love singing these songs to their babies.
Susan Schirber
I'm sure it would be a lot better if I had the CD that comes with it but I don't feel the book is worthy of me spending more money since I didn't really like the book.
Amazon Customer
If you teach spanish language classes or would like to beef up your collection of spanish language songs.
Kari

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Feathin on May 2, 2001
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I got the book and the music album together and I absolutely love them. The book makes the music a lot more meaningful-- even if you know enough Spanish to understand the music, the book is still useful to show you finger-plays and dances to go along with it. However, I wouldn't have gotten much out of the book by itself. Unless you are really good at reading music, get the album too.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 11, 1999
Format: Hardcover
My husband and I bought the book and CD to accompany it. Fabulous! The book's illustrations are rich and vibrant, with lyrics, with music, and hand signs too! Both of our daughters (3yo and 1 yo) LOVE the music and follow along with the book making the hand/body motions. It is the kind of children's music that is gentle and enjoyable to the adult ear. Great family fun!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 30, 2001
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I bought this book & the accompanying CD. To be honest, I don't use the book to sing along with the CD as much as I thought I would. But...when I do, it is great. There are wonderful, colorful pictures, English & Spanish words to every song, and an explanation of the origin/tradition of the song. Lots of fun, I hope my 15 month old is absorbing some of it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 3, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This is a great book that both my kids love. I also got the CD that goes with it. The illustrations are very interesting and filled with details. If you can read music you can also play the songs along. I highly recommend it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Robert A. Jordan on December 1, 2003
Format: School & Library Binding
The author, Jose Luis Orozco, is a bilingual educator/singer who keeps English-speaking and Spanish-speaking children interested throughout his books and accompanying music. As a substitute teacher, I have used his books and tapes extensively in elementary school classes over the years. I have had the privilege of attending his concerts at elementary schools several times and have thoroughly enjoyed his work.
I recommend the two books authored by Jose Luis Orozco, that I have purchased and read many times with students.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By book lover on January 27, 2013
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My five year old just started learning how to speak Spanish. We have both the book and the CD, and my daughter will read the lyrics in the book (both the English translation and the Spanish) while the CD is playing.

We have really been enjoying it.

I would like to make a comment to the translator and future publishers of this type of book. As far as I can tell (though I don't speak Spanish), most of the translations are close enough to the original in meaning. That's great! There are a couple of songs that are glaringly different, though. For instance, "Las Horas" has a line that says "A las dos, como arroz." The accompanying English says "Ring two, I tie my shoe." Another line from that song: "A las Cuatro, voy al teatro," has accompanying english that says "Ring Four, I open the door."

PUH-LEAZE!!!! DON'T DO THAT!!!

This is a big problem for us.

At least, for the way that my daughter and I are using this book, we don't need the lyrics to rhyme in English. We do, however, need the English to say what it says in Spanish.

Anyway, with the exception of a few of the song translations, great job!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. Greenwood on March 9, 2006
Format: Hardcover
A great book with lyrics in Spanish and English and wonderful illustrations. However, a CD to go along with the book would be much better than the sheet music included....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 14, 2007
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This is a wonderful book with beautiful illustrations -- a must have companion for the CD.
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