In this joyful and spirited collection, award-winning poet Pat Mora and fine artist Enrique 0. Sanchez celebrate the vivid landscape of the Southwest and the delightful rapport that children share with the natural world. Through language resounding with both English and Spanish, Confetti is also an anthem to the power of a child's imagination and pride:
I say yo soy libre, I am free, free, free, free as confetti.
Long-awaited by Ms. Mora's many fans, Confetti is a treasury to be shared with children everywhere.
|Publisher:||Lee & Low Books, Inc.|
|Edition description:||1 ED|
|Product dimensions:||8.30(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||7 Years|
About the Author
Pat Mora, poet and author, has written more than thirty children's books. She is a popular national speaker and the founder of the family literacy initiative El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), sponsored by ALA. Mora’s books have won numerous awards and honors, and she is a recipient of the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award and presented the ALA’s 2016 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture. Mora lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her website is patmora.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In Confetti, Mora presents thirteen poems, written in English with the occasional Spanish word thrown in here and there. These poems mostly celebrate nature, although some also deal with topics related to Mexican or Mexican-American culture. (My favorite poem out of the bunch was ¿Words Free as Confetti,¿ which, appearing near the end, seemed to pull together themes from the other poems). All of the poems are short and upbeat, but the constant repetition they contain was a bit tolling on me. However, this repetition is exactly what will appeal to young children. The brightly colored illustrations should appeal to children, although the odd perspectives turned me off from them a bit. Although I didn¿t love this book myself, I think that many children would appreciate the fun nature of the poems and could learn a bit about another culture (or celebrate their own) by reading this book.