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This poetry anthol­ogy is a lap-size 64 page book, offer­ing young chil­dren an excel­lent intro­duc­tion to poetry. It abounds in rhymes from the folk­lore. Alma Flor and Isabel have writ­ten many orig­i­nal poems specif­i­cally for this book which also includes joy­ful poems by Ernesto Galarza, Isabel Freire de Matos, Amado Nervo, Alvaro Yunque, Edith Vera, Car­los Mur­ciano, Ángela Fig­era Aymerich, and María Hort­en­sia Lacau, among others.


Poetry is one of the best gifts we can give chil­dren. A poem a day enhances a child’s life with the sounds of words, with rhyme and rhythm, with the enchant­ment of images and metaphors, with the invi­ta­tion to see real­ity with new eyes.

Our cul­ture is very rich in out­stand­ing poets and excel­lent poetry. Some poets write pri­mar­ily for chil­dren, but even our most rec­og­nized poets have at some time or other writ­ten poetry that chil­dren can enjoy.