Saturday, May 07, 2016

Flutter and Hum/ Aleteo y Zumbido

 by Julie Paschkis

 Flutter and Hum is a collection of free verse animal poems for children written in English on the left page and Spanish on the right. Each poem uses playful words to describe the animal's special qualities.
Here's a sample poem:
The shaggy dog
wiggles, wiggles,
and leaps.
His wagging tail
fans wild happiness
into the wide world.

The illustrations, also done by Julie Paschkis are colorful and decorative, evoking Mexican painted animals. Within the illustrations Ms. Paschkis has included descriptive words in both Spanish and English. Overall, it's a fun and colorful poetry collection celebrating animals.

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