Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Todo es canción {GIVEAWAY}

el agua en la roca,
el pájaro en la rama
y el poema en la página.
                       ~ Alma Flor Ada

What better way to celebrate National Poetry Month and Día de los niños/Día de los libros than by giving away Spanish poetry for children? Todo es canción is an anthology of original poems by author Alma Flor Ada. Written completely in Spanish for children, Ada does a remarkable job of creating poems that reflect the imagination of a child. Parents and teachers will love these beautiful poems, which students will enjoy reading and maybe even memorizing.

The poems are divided into 12 categories: Mi cuerpo y yo; Con los que más quiero; En la escuela; Para reír y jugar; Aires de la ciudad; Somos amigos; ¡Cuántas delicias!; Vuelan y nadan, trepan y saltan; Hojas, frutas y corolas; Sol y espuma; Sueños y fantasías; and La fuerza de la palabra.

And in the prologue, Ada discusses the question: ¿Qué es poesía? She cover things like rhymes and metaphors, alliteration and poetic themes, to name a few.

Here's an example of possibly my favorite poem, found at the beginning of the book...

Mi cara

Dos ojos, para ver
el amplio azul del mar,
el color de las flores,
la cara de mamá.

La nariz me avisa,
¡gran adivina!,
que hierven los frijoles
en la cocina.

Dentro de mis orejas,
en mis oídos,
hacen fiesta las voces,
música y ruido.

La boca me permite
comer, hablar,
dar besos a abuelita,
reír, cantar.


One MommyMaestra reader will receive a copy of this beautiful little book.
To enter to win, simply leave a comment below.

The deadline to enter is 11:59 EST, Sunday, April 15th. The winner will be chosen using Random.org. and contacted via email - so be sure to leave a valid email address in your comment!

By entering this giveaway, you agree to the Official Sweepstakes Rules. No purchase required. Void where prohibited.

¡Buena suerte!


  1. Would love to add to our library! Gracias!

    Shannon at lamamaloca5@gmail.com

  2. These poems would be perfect for my dual immersion classroom!
    Lisa turfgirl@comcast.net

  3. We are embarking on our poetry unit right now, and this book would be a perfect addition!

    The Second Grade Superkids

  4. This book would be a perfect addition to our library :)
    Thank you! - Monica

  5. Que bonito libro para mis nietos. I would love to share this book with my grandchildren. I want them to learn the beauty of the Spanish language. Thank you from, Nana. sew_what03@yahoo.com

  6. Poems and songs have helped my son learn sooo much vocabulary. Thanks for another great give away! ireneevert@gmail.com

  7. I can use this libro for my Spanish baby Time meet ups here in Portland, OR.

  8. Este seria buen libro para mi hijita que le encanta leer todo en nuestra bella lengua. Gracias por esta oportunidad de ganar el libro!


  9. Mi students love poetry. This would be a great resource to add to our weekly poem journal. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

    Fun-Key Spanish for First Grade blogspot

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  11. I just read that I can't participate from Spain... Good luck everybody!

  12. I would love to incorporate more poetry into my classroom. This would be a fantastic resource! Thanks for the opportunity to win :)


  13. Hope it's not too late to join! I have poetry binders for fluency and this would make a great addition to our binders! =)
    Thanks for the chance to win such a great resource!
    -Karla @

    1. Forgot to follow directions. Lol.
      Here is my email: KJMuralles@gmail.com

  14. WE would so love to add this to our collection.....and I KNOW it would help us next year when my 5 year old has to learn a Spanish poem by heart!! Thanks for this opportunity!!

  15. Would love to Have this for my 4 year old..we r working on helping her keep both languages going..:) lizette....lizette1103@aol.com


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