MuuMoo Animal Nursery Rhymes Release

It is always an immense source of joy to see a new book pub­lished. Isabel Cam­poy and I have been col­lect­ing folk­lore all our lives. We know the soul of the cul­ture lives in these pop­u­lar expres­sions that have been shared from gen­er­a­tion to gen­er­a­tion through the cen­turies. It is very mean­ing­ful for us to be able to share the chil­dren folk­lore bilin­gually. Chil­dren who are famil­iar with the Span­ish lan­guage will be able to enjoy the orig­i­nal rhymes, those that are not flu­ent yet will be able to enjoy them in Eng­lish, par­tic­u­larly because the Eng­lish ver­sions have been lov­ingly and artis­ti­cally cre­ated by Rosalma Zubizarreta to make them as enjoy­able as the orig­i­nals.
These book fol­lows another col­lec­tion of tra­di­tional rhymes, Pio Peep! and one of Vil­lan­ci­cos or Christ­mas Car­ols, all of them pub­lished by Harper­Collins with extra­or­di­nary illus­tra­tions by Vivi Escriva.
A par­tic­u­lar ele­ment in MuuMoo is that our won­der­ful edi­tor Rose­mary Bros­man, under­stand­ing the impor­tance that pop­u­lar poetry remains alive, by being added upon, encour­aged us to add some of our own orig­i­nal ani­mal rhymes to the tra­di­tional col­lec­tion.
We look for­ward to your com­ments as you share MuuMoo with your chil­dren or stu­dents.
May these rhymes con­tinue to live and delight and remain as small trea­sures in the hearts of chil­dren to be held on to for­ever and some day share with yet another gen­er­a­tion of children.