|Southwest Book Award, 2002|
|1997 Notable Children's Recording: American Library Association|
|Language||Bilingual - English & Spanish|
|Also Available In||Hardcover, Paperback|
|Running Time||approximately 39 minutes|
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|Rights||All Rights Available |
On Cada Niño / Every Child, acclaimed singer/songwriter Tish Hinojosa presents eleven bilingual songs especially for children.
Some are playful toe-tappers like “The Barnyard Dance / El Baile Vegetal” where all the peas and greens and cabbage and beans shimmy in the pale moonlight; some are ballads, telling stories about the Mexican Revolution; while some are lullabies, sweet and dreamy, or celebrations of a grandmother’s love. But all of the songs will teach children about the rich mixture of Latino and American culture and tradition that is spreading out from the border across the United States.
Every song is presented is sung in both Spanish and English.
This CD received the 1996 Parents' Choice Gold Award: Parents' Choice Magazine;
the 1996 NAPPA Honor: National Parenting Publication Association;
and the 1997 Notable Children's Recording: American Library Association.
|Hinojosa puts her clear voice and loving childhood memories to good use in this bilingual songbook and music CD. The catchy tunes, carefully annotated in the illustrated songbook, will appeal to a wide range of ages. Songs such as the lullaby “Señora Santa Ana,” are truly beautiful in Hinojosa’s a cappella rendition. Colorful and animated, the lavishly illustrated songbook is a pleasure to peruse. While children pore over the many details of the pictures, parents and teachers can check on the musical notes and guitar chords. Highly recommended for school libraries, classroom use, and public libraries. Bookstores should also do a brisk business selling this set to Mexican American communities.|
|Those wishing to expand their repertoire will appreciate the 11 original songs collected by Tish Hinojosa in both English and Spanish in Cada Niño/Every Child: A Bilingual Songbook for Kids, illus. by Lucia Angela Perez.|
Melody line, guitar chords and piñata-bright mixed-media folk art provide lively accompaniment.
|Gr. 3-6. Hinojosa has gathered 11 traditional, original, and adapted songs to celebrate both Hispanic culture and universal experiences and feelings. A brief author's note in English and Spanish prefaces the music, with chords and melody, and verses in both languages. The English translations are occasionally awkward, but the feelings behind them shine through. "Siempre Abuelita / Always Grandma" poignantly recalls "all my life I'll be / full of love, I won't forget / that you have given me"; "Escala Musical / Music Scale" is a traditional Texan-Mexican do-re-mi tune; the playful "El Baile Vegetal / The Barnyard Dance" describes the secret life of vegetables. Lovely, bright, folk-art illustrations, brimming with pattern play and whimsical details, create magical worlds of familiar objects and experiences as they incorporate cultural elements. A chord index is appended. Adult help may be necessary, as kids must read music to sing along; a CD is available for separate purchase.|
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