Books at Bedtime: ¡Colores!

As the nights start to draw in at bedtime here in the North of England, we start to long for a bit of color – and we have two bilingual English/Spanish books to hand at the moment, both of which we recently reviewed on PaperTigers – De Colores: Bright with Colors, a traditional Spanish song illustrated brightly indeed by David Diaz, who is currently one of our featured artists (Marshall Cavendish, 2008); and Colors! ¡Colores!, by Jorge Luján, and exquisitely illustrated by Piet Grobler, (Groundwood Books, 2008).

We haven’t sung De Colores yet but I’m sure we will and meanwhile, the words and pictures are as warm and bright as the music will be.

And we have all fallen in love with Jorge Luján’s whimsical poem, which is definitely to be savoured and re-read – even at the same sitting. It makes a lovely, gentle bed-time read and sends the imagination floating away towards the land of dreams. Jorge, let us know if it is ever turned into a video like Tarde de invierno / Winter Afternoon!


5 Responses to “Books at Bedtime: ¡Colores!”

  1. Aline Says:

    Such a sweet post!… Happy birthday! : )

  2. Janet Brown Says:

    How splendid to use songs and poetry to create your own colors when the world turns dark and cold! I hope your own private world stays bright and warm and full of wonderful books throughout the cold season.

  3. steven Says:

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  4. Corinne Says:

    Marjorie -

    Feliz cumpleanos!! Thanks for brightening up my dreary, rainy day with color! For those interested, here is the link to Jorge’s Tarde de invierno video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCIsPspWQ90

  5. Marjorie Says:

    Thank you, all for the good wishes :-) Yes, we definitely need colors in our lives! Thank you, Steven, fro pointing us to Hot Air Ahoy, which I take it is based in Australia?

    And Corinne, thanks for the link to the video – the link on my linked post is different and it’s great to be able to look at other videos featuring Jorge and his poetry – hopefully it won’t be too long before Colors Colores is there too!