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Cada niño = Every child : a bilingual songbook for every child
Hinojosa, Tish.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
El Paso, Tex. : Cinco Puntos Press, [2002]

Physical Description:
56 pages : color illustrations, music ; 27 cm
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M1997.H634 C3 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Spanish Language

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In Cada Ni#65533;o / 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 in both Spanish and English. Lyrics, music and guitar chords will help kids, parents and teachers to sing and play these wonderful songs themselves.

Tish Hinojosa grew up in San Antonio in a house full of music. Moving with equal grace through folk, country, pop and Hispanic idioms, Tish's music is known for dissolving the boundaries between cultures, languages and musical genres. Her CD Cado Ni#65533;o /Every Child garnered a Parent's Choice Gold Award and an award from the National Association of Parenting Publications. Hinojosa's music has been widely praised in the national press and she has appeared on Austin City Limits, Good Morning America, and at the White House for former President and Mrs. Clinton. Tish lives in Austin, Texas.

Lucia Angela Perez illustrated her first book, Little Gold Star/ Estrellita de Oro, with her mother, Gloria Osuna Perez. The book and the poignant story of this mother and daughter was featured on National Public Radio. Little Gold Star was chosen by Nick Jr. Magazine as one of the 30 best books of the year 2000. Cada Ni#65533;o / Every Child is Lucia Angela Perez' second book. Lucia lives in Fort Worth, Texas.

Author Notes

Tish Hinojosa was born in 1955 in San Antonio, the youngest of 13 children. She started writing songs as a teenager, using Spanish whenever she could. She has recorded many CDs and performed all over the U.S. Lucia Angela Perez, born in 1973, is the daughter of illustrator/artist Gloria Osuna Perez. Her first book was a collaboration with her mother on Little Gold Star (published by Cinco Puntos Press) after Osuna Perez was diagnosed with cancer. This is Lucia's second book. Perez lives in Fort Worth.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

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. Shelle Rosenfeld.

Publisher's Weekly Review

Those wishing to expand their repertoire will appreciate the 11 original songs collected by Tish Hinojasa in both English and Spanish in Cada Niqo/Every Child: A Bilingual Songbook for Kids, illus. by Lucia Angela Perez. Melody line, guitar chords and piqata-bright mixed-media folk art provide lively accompaniment. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

Cada Nino / Every Childp. 8
Escala Musical / Music Scalep. 13
Siempre Abuelita / Always Grandmap. 17
El Baile Vegetal / The Barnyard Dancep. 21
Nina Violinap. 26
Magnoliap. 29
Simplemente por Amor / Simply for Lovep. 34
Hasta los Muertos Salen a Bailar / Even the Dead are Rising Up to Dancep. 39
Quien? / Who?p. 41
Las Fronterizas / The Frontier Womenp. 49
Senora Santa Anap. 52
Index of Chordsp. 56