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:
Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
A tutu-clad child encounters existentialism through movement in this poem by award-winning Argentine poet Lujan.
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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!
A dreamy paean to creative expression.
The girl's creativity and imagination aren’t merely flights of fancy, but forces with legitimate power.