|Family poems for every day of the week : = poemas familiares para cada dia de la semana|
Author: Alarcon, Francisco X.
A collection of poetry celebrating the days of the week and everyday childhood experiences. In English and Spanish.
|Illustrator:||Gonzalez, Maya Christina|
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 4.90
Points: .5 Quiz: 502443
Kirkus Reviews (08/15/17)
School Library Journal (04/01/18)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 04/01/2018 Gr 1–4—This bilingual collection of poems captures the everyday rhythms of family life, which will resonate with many young readers. The poems vary in complexity and style and could serve as reliable examples for classroom poetry exercises. Gonzalez's vivid, culturally relevant illustrations define the mood of each poem, switching between a cool palate (pale blues for Monday daydreaming) and a warm palate (neon pinks and oranges for playful Saturday). Overall, the language and rhythm work a little better in Spanish while the English text is a relatively literal translation that lacks some of the music of the original. However, even the English poems are pretty strong and will work well for Spanish and bilingual readers. VERDICT Recommended for wide purchase as a warm introduction to poetry and either a mirror of or a window into Latino family life.—Gesse Stark-Smith, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.