Listen to the desert = Oye al desierto
Listen to the desert = Oye al desierto
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Annotation: A lyrical bilingual poem in English and Spanish about desert noises.
Catalog Number: #4673810
Format: Paperback
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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Copyright Date: 1994
Edition Date: 1994
Illustrator: Mora, Francisco X.,
Pages: 32
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-618-11144-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-618-11144-2
Dewey: 811
LCCN: 93031463
Dimensions: 21 x 26 cm.
Language: Spanish
Bilingual: Yes
Publishers Weekly

In each spread of this paean to the desert, its various treasures—among them a toad, coyote, rain dance and wind—all get a rhythmic, drum-like phrase, repeated in English and Spanish, plus a soft watercolor rendering. Ages 3-7. (Mar.)

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Reading Level: 1.0
Interest Level: P-2
Reading Counts!: reading level:3.3 / points:1.0 / quiz:Q06912
Lexile: AD850L
Guided Reading Level: M

"Una historia bilingüe sobre algunos de los animales y sonidos comúnmente encontrados en el desierto del suroeste. Cada doble página representa una enorme extensión de cielo celeste con cuatro líneas de texto --dos en inglés y dos en español-- en la página izquierda y una criatura o escena diferente en la página derecha . . . las traducciones son apropiadas y proveen una excelente oportunidad para comparar los sonidos en ambos idiomas . .. las ilustraciones evocan el arte amerindio con formas y color, y las bases de las páginas están adornadas con diseños geométricos. Este libro es bueno para leer en voz alta; el público joven disfrutará el texto predecible y repetitivo, y su formato bilingüe realza su atractivo en una variedad de ambientes multiculturales". -- School Library Journal "A bilingual account of some of the animals and sounds commonly found in the Southwestern desert. Each double-page spread depicts a vast expanse of light blue sky with four lines of text--two in English and two in Spanish--on the verso, and a different creature or scene on the recto. . . . The translations are appropriate and provide an excellent opportunity to compare the sounds in the two languages. . . . The illustrations evoke Native American art in shapes and colors, and the bottoms of the pages are adorned with geometric designs. This book is a good choice for reading aloud; young audiences will enjoy the predictable, repetitive text, and its bilingual format enhances its appeal in a variety of multicultural settings."--School Library Journal

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