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Agua, Aguita / Water, Little Water

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In this beautiful, poetic ode to the life-giving force of water, award-winning children's book author Jorge Argueta describes (in English, Spanish and Nahuat) the life cycle of water from the perspective of one drop. This beautifully illustrated book will encourage kids to write their own poems about the natural world and begin conversations about the interconnected web of ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 24th 2017 by Pinata Books
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Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
Feb 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nature
Water is the main character in this beautiful poem of a book, written in not only Spanish and English, but also Nahuat, the language of the author's ancestors, and illustrated in startlingly beautiful colors. Its simple text and gentle illustrations will surprise and delight young readers with a lovely natural look at the world around them. ...more
"Little water, a sweet, tender and strong song." This is one example, in English, of this beautiful book, also in Spanish and Nahuat, a tri-lingual ode to a drop of water. It is not deemed non-fiction by the library, yet it shows in splashing, swirling, beautifully-colored illustrations by Felipe Ugalde Alcántara about the water cycle, pages that demand further research and learning. For example, when showing water moving up into the clouds, Jorge Tetl Argueta writes so poetically: "I am a wate ...more
It's actually trilingual since it is in Spanish and English throughout the text, but also has a Nahuat version at the end. ...more
Brianna Holloway
This book is for both English and Spanish young readers. The illustrations are beautiful and match the text perfectly. This is a poetic book follows the "events" of a drop of water and wear you can find water. I really like the "I am all colors, but have no color" segment. It was so beautiful to me. I like how the illustrator used different line techniques to give the water different personalities. ...more
Alyssa Santoro
Mar 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: exploring-ell
I thought that this story was cute because it was in the form of a poem and I really enjoy reading poems. I also liked that this book involves science topics like life cycle, oceans, and flowers. I liked this because this book could be used in cross content learning and can be used for many lessons in different ways.
Amanda Geske
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Stunning illustrations, bilingual Nahuat/English version, voice of Little Water is a delight
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Okay for preschool ST, not a favorite though.
Eddie Garcia
this bilingual poem book is a great way to learn how to write poetry with incorporating nature.
A sort, approachable bilingual book about water. Part poetry, part science. I will definitely be using this in storytime.
Sarah Sims
Jul 28, 2020 rated it liked it
Book is written in Spanish and English, great classroom resource for dual language classes. Illustrations were good.
Chacha Centeno
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Anna Wakefield
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A beautifully made (trilingual) book about the water cycle!
This book, or trilingual poem rather, is a beautiful ode to water. It is gentle, sweet, and really brings vida to water. Water is life, afterall. We need more books in our native languages and by indigenous authors! I just wish the version in Nahuat was not in the back and instead on every page with the Spanish and English versions. The illustrations are awesome. My young ones and I enjoyed reading this in all three languages! Thank you for another gem, Jorge!
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