Moví la mano / I Moved My Hand

Moví la mano / I Moved My Hand

Written by: Luján, Jorge
Illustrated by: Sadat, Mandana
Translated by: Amado, Elisa
ages 2 and up / grades P and up

A simple but empowering poem about creating a world, told from a young child's perspective.

When a little girl moves her hand, she changes the world as she discovers it. As she moves her known world she discovers her own power and creates everything anew.

The poem, written by Argentine poet Jorge Luján, comes from a culture saturated with magic in which even the very young can make the world by reaching out and moving it. Mandana Sadat’s imaginative illustrations deepen and enrich the text. Movi la mano / I Moved My Hand is a special contribution to the world of children’s books for the very young (and the not so young).

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.4
Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

A simple but empowering poem about creating a world, told from a young child's perspective.

When a little girl moves her hand, she changes the world as she discovers it. As she moves her known world she discovers her own power and creates everything anew.

The poem, written by Argentine poet Jorge Luján, comes from a culture saturated with magic in which even the very young can make the world by reaching out and moving it. Mandana Sadat’s imaginative illustrations deepen and enrich the text. Movi la mano / I Moved My Hand is a special contribution to the world of children’s books for the very young (and the not so young).

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.4
Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

Published By Groundwood Books Ltd - Sep 24, 2014
Specifications pages | 9.5 in x 9.5 in

"The girl’s giddy logic rings true; the marvelous use of color and expert pacing propel the dance. Sure to inspire fresh flights of fancy!" — School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

Audience ages 2 and up / grades P and up
Reading Levels Reading Recovery 9-10
Guided Reading F
Lexile AD240L
Common Core CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.4