The Cricket Sings by Federico García López ($7.95) The Cricket Sings is a selection of the poems and songs Federico Garcia Lorca wrote especially for children, presented together with the Spanish texts. María Horvath’s ink drawings do not detract from the text, though they are detailed with intricate patterns. This book would make a wonderful gift worthy of “family heirloom” status! Tortillitas para Mamá and Other Nursery Rhymes (Bilingual Edition in Spanish and English) by Margot C. Griego ($7.99) A carefully selected group of nursery rhymes traditionally found throughout Latin America. The reader may recognize the rhymes, Los Pescaditos, Los Pollitos Dicen, and Tortillitas Para Mama, among others. The rhymes are at times amusing, at other times nostalgic, but always beautiful. Written with full text in English and Spanish.