Winner of two School Library Journal 2018 Awards: Best Bilingual Book for Kids & Best Picture Book Reprint
"The richly drawn woodcuts by the author in three colors are the outstanding features of this South American folk rhyme offered both in Spanish and English," raved Kirkus of this splendid picture book. Antonio Frasconi, recognized internationally for his bold and striking woodcut illustrations, breathes new life into an old folk rhyme about a weary traveler who questions the elements about their effects on his aching feet. Each new line is added to the preceding rhymes, forming a chain that circles back to the beginning and a memorable chant for youngsters.
Written in both languages in the simple, direct style of nursery rhymes, this volume was honored as Best Illustrated Book of the Year by The New York Times. The timeless beauty of its woodcuts and the enduring appeal of its folk poetry ensure its enduring value as both an engaging dual-language book and a visual treat for readers of all ages.