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Salsa Lullaby

Salsa Lullaby

Illustrated by Erika Meza


Salsa Lullaby

About the Book

How to get baby to sleep? Mami and Papi will try anything in this bouncy, loving, bilingual lullaby that gently says good night in both Spanish and English.

Mami starts a salsa song.
Papi keeps the beat.
Baby loves this lullaby,
moves those dancing feet.

Baila, baby, baila!
Dance, dance, dance.

When nighttime falls, it's time for baby to go to sleep. In this household, that means it's also time for mama, papa, and baby to baila/dance, canta/sing, salta/jump, and more all the way to bedtime!

This bouncy bilingual text and gorgeous, inviting illustrations gently wind down to make this a bedtime favorite no matter what language families say "good night" in!

Product Details

On sale: October 15, 2019
Age: 3-7 years
Grade: Preschool - 2
Page count: 32 Pages
ISBN: 9780525579731
Reading level: Lexile: AD370L | Fountas/Pinnell: K

Author Bio

Jen Arena has written two recent books that combine Spanish and English in a playful, educational fashion. The board book Besos for Baby was named to the Texas Library Association 2x2 list and included in the ABC Best Books catalog. Marta! Big & Small was an SLJ Top 10 Latinx Book for 2016, a CCBC Choices pick, and a Huffington Post Best Books of 2016 Honorable Mention for Best on Perspective. She is also the author of Lady Liberty's Holiday and Sleep Tight, Snow White. When she's not writing or editing, you can find Jen in her garden, on a volleyball court, traveling to faraway places like Cuba and Argentina, or curled up with a good book. Learn more about Jen at or on Twitter at @hallojen.

Erika Meza creates utopias and detailed dreams strongly influenced by her enthusiasm for color, her fascination for animation, and the nostalgia of children's books. Her themes are born out of the exploration of her migrant essence, her bittersweet relationship with change, and her attachment to innocence and curiosity. After living in Paris for four years, she is now in the U.K. having fun as a drawing lecturer at NTU in decorative arts. Learn more about Erika at or on Twitter at @ErikaDraws.


“Frolicsome fun abounds…. Lively pacing and rhythm alongside sweet images creates an enjoyable bedtime boogie.” —Publishers Weekly

“A sweet book and engaging bedtime story…. Sure to be a hit.” —School Library Journal