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Maria Had a Little Lamb/María Tenía una Llamita, an Illustrated Song

Posted on: December 5, 2014

This is a sweet adaptation of Mary Had a Little Lamb, with lyrics also in Spanish, set in Peru.  It is a beautiful book, fun to sing through, and a wonderful way to introduce American kids to a South American culture they may not know about. When I sing the song with kids, I have a map of South America at the ready to show them where Peru is.

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maria had a little llama
Maria Had a Little Llama/María Tenía una Llamita
Written and Illustrated by Angela Dominguez
Sing to the Tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb
ISBN 978-0-8050-9333-9

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To play the guitar while someone else holds book and turns pages, you can use this handy chart I created using the chords for Mary Had a Little Lamb:

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maria-had-a-little-llama-sbwe-for-book
Maria Had a Little Llama (chord chart for SBWE)
Written and Illustrated by Angela Dominguez
Sing to the Tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb
To view or print this chart, click here:
maria-had-a-little-llama-sbwe-for-book

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  • Adaptation of Mary Had a Little Lamb that takes place in Peru.
  • Great pictures
  • Spanish and English on same page.

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Author/Illustrator Angela Dominguez webpage for this book:
http://www.angeladominguezstudio.com/post/84988565858/maria-had-a-little-llama-bilingual-new-read

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Publisher MacMillan’s webpage for this book:
http://us.macmillan.com/mariahadalittlellamamariateniaunallamita/angeladominguez

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A nice essay about the book and its cultural components:
https://teachinglatinamericathroughliterature.wordpress.com/2015/09/28/mira-look-maria-had-a-little-llama-maria-tenia-una-llamita/

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I’d like to learn more about the hats worn by the characters in the book.

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This two page spread depicts a band that plays in Maria’s Peruvian Village.  I did a little research and found that the two large instruments (besides the guitar like instrument) are harps.  You can read about them, here.

2-page-spread-w-peruvian-harps

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Watch this video to hear the words in English and in Spanish

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Related Posts

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SPANISH
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https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/08/25/singable-picture-books-with-songs-in-spanish/

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MOTHER GOOSE AND NURSERY RHYMES – INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED
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MOTHER GOOSE AND NURSERY RHYME COMPILATIONS

A list containing compilations of Mother Goose and Nursery Rhyme Singable Picture Books, including links and resources for learning, singing, and playing the tunes
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/mother-goose-singable-picture-books-rhymes-and-songs-in-compilations/

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https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/26/%E2%80%9Cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%E2%80%9D-a-singable-book-letter-w-tune-of-%E2%80%9Cmary-had-a-little-lamb%E2%80%9D/

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https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/useful-tunes-in-the-public-domain/

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https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/08/25/singable-picture-books-with-songs-in-spanish/

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SING-ALONG RESOURCES AND PRINTABLE MATERIALS
This is the place to find Print Materials Created by Emily
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sing-along-resources-2/

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GEOGRAPHY SONGS IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/12/05/geography-songs-in-singable-picture-books/

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