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Merry Navidad!

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Bilingual celebration of Spanish Christmas songs.

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MERRY NAVIDAD takes the reader on a rich journey into Hispanic Christmas celebrations that occur between December 16 and January 6. The lyrics of the carols have the simple truth of folk songs and are given added warmth by the artwork of Vivi Escriva. Kids will be drawn in by her sensitive, simple watercolors that people the pages with children, villagers, and various animals representative of Spain, Mexico, and South and Central America, as well as with the more traditional nativity scene visitors.

Highlighting the book are the villancicos and their translations, provided by Rosalma Zubizarreta. Explanations of the celebrations that lead into the villancicos are clear and thorough without being overwhelming, and they add a depth that makes this more than just a book of poems for kids.

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