Praise for The Hummingbird Sings and Dances

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Praise for The Hummingbird Sings and Dances

The Secret Mountain’s new book-CD combo featuring 19 time-tested traditional nursery rhymes and lullabies in Spanish originating from 17 Latin American countries has been getting rave reviews.

In an article explaining why it was recently given a Parents’ Choice Recommended Award, former Los Angeles Times staff writer Lynn Heffley wrote, “Another eye-catching musical picture book from The Secret Mountain, the Canada-based press specializing in a marriage of diverse music, art, and storytelling.

The magazine People en Espanol included it in their September book selection “10 buenas lecturas” as well and Kirkus Reviews could not have been more flattering, claiming that “the musical CD included with the book really rounds out the collection with catchy rhythms and lovely singing, allowing children to listen, dance, read, and examine artwork, making it a well-rounded title for little music enthusiasts…A really wonderful way to introduce children to music from many Latin American cultures and to get the whole family dancing.

Note that the 64-page hardcover picture book includes warm, colourful illustrations by Mariana Ruiz Johnson supported by supporting lively vocal performances by Mexico’s Grupo Cantaro (who recently appeared at the Brooklyn Book Festival) transport the young listener into a playful, fanciful world inhabited by singing frogs and dancing skeletons!

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