Rene Colato Lainez is an award-winning author born in El Salvador. He currently lives in Southern California where he teaches kindergartners in a bilingual classroom. Other titles by Rene Colato Lainez include !Vamonos! Let's Go! and Mama the Alien.
Elwood Smith has illustrated more than a dozen books for children, including Zoo Ah-choooo by Peter Mandel. A guitar player, Smith has written songs and two musicals. He lives in the Hudson River Valley.
"Chock-full of bicultural fun on the farm."--Kirkus Reviews
"The multimedia ink and watercolor cartoons provide a visual
feast, striking a solid balance between engaging detail and white
space while ably moving the narrative forward. Smith's farmyard
animals steal the show; they are full of humor and a playful energy
to which young readers will relate. This is an excellent choice for
read-alouds, but it also includes a glossary and pronunciation
guide, making it useful in one-on-one contexts for young readers
looking to develop Spanish vocabulary."--School Library Journal
"this humorous rendition of the song should be part of any library
where singing is allowed."--Booklist "The energetic illustrations
are a good match for the lively reworked lyrics, which include
Spanish words and animal sounds."--The Horn Book
A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year