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In the cacophonous village of La Paz, even the showers are cheerfully loud with song. But when residents find it hard to sleep, hear, or think, they fire the mayor and elect Don Pepe, who promises a break from the noise. Yet Don Pepe’s increasingly restrictive laws soon ban singing entirely. Only the arrival of a brave rooster awakens the town to the memory of song. Carmen Agra Deedy’s The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! (Scholastic, $17.99) includes lively, affecting mixed-media illustrations from Eugene Yelchin, whose use of color heightens the story’s shifts in mood. This inspiring tale, available in both bilingual and English editions, is a delight to read aloud in both English and Spanish. Ages 4-8.

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By Carmen Agra Deedy, Eugene Yelchin (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545722889
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 31st, 2017

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Hasta las duchas resonaban con canciones en el pueblo ruidoso de la Paz. Pero cuando empieza a ser difícil dormir, escuchar, y pensar, los ciudadanos despiden al alcalde y hacen elecciones. Después de prometer un descanso del ruido, Don Pepe gana la elección, pero sus leyes son cada vez más restrictivos. ¡Pronto ni se puede cantar! Solo la llegada de un gallo valiente despierta en el pueblo el recuerdo de canciones bonitas. ¡El gallo que no se callaba! (Scholastic, $17.99) de Carmen Agra Deedy incluye ilustraciones animadas de Eugene Yelchin, cuyo uso de color enfatiza los cambios en emociones del cuento. Este cuento inspirador, disponisble en una edición bilingüe y una edición inglesa también, es un placer leer en voz alta. Ages 4-8.

 

El Gallo Que No Se Callaba! / The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338114140
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Published: Scholastic en Espanol - January 31st, 2017

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What could be more whimsical than words, letters, and numbers? Nothing, according to an assortment of new books for young readers highlighting the playfulness inherent in our first experiences of language and counting. Hungry for ABCs? Juana Medina’s ABC Pasta: An Entertaining Alphabet (Viking, $17.99) pairs alliterative phrases (“orzo orchestra”) with circus-themed illustrations to create a clever and appetizing read. Children will gobble up the pictures’ humor: pasta and herbs stand in for beards, zip lines, even a ringmaster’s torso. Ages 1-5.

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781101999783
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - February 7th, 2017

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