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The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!
by Carmen Agra Deedy and Eugene Yelchin


Overview - La Paz is a happy, but noisy village. A little peace and quiet would make it just right.
So the villagers elect the bossy Don Pepe as their mayor. Before long, singing of any kind is outlawed. Even the teakettle is afraid to whistle
But there is one noisy rooster who doesn't give two mangos about this mayor's silly rules.
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More About The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! by Carmen Agra Deedy; Eugene Yelchin
 
 
 
Overview
La Paz is a happy, but noisy village. A little peace and quiet would make it just right.
So the villagers elect the bossy Don Pepe as their mayor. Before long, singing of any kind is outlawed. Even the teakettle is afraid to whistle
But there is one noisy rooster who doesn't give two mangos about this mayor's silly rules. Instead, he does what roosters were born to do.
He sings:
"Kee-kee-ree-KEE "
Carmen Deedy's masterfully crafted allegory and Eugene Yelchin's bright, whimsical mixed-media paintings celebrate the spirit of freedom -- and the courage of those who are born to sing at any cost.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780545722889
  • ISBN-10: 0545722888
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press
  • Publish Date: January 2017
  • Page Count: 48
  • Reading Level: Ages 5-8
  • Dimensions: 10 x 8.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-11-14
  • Reviewer: Staff

Seven very quiet years after new laws turned the noisy village of La Paz into one as silent as a tomb, a gallito and his family arrive on the scene. The roosters crowing enrages the mayor, Don Pepe, who imprisons the rooster in a cage, among other escalating punishments. Deedy (14 Cows for America) uses repeating language to powerful effect, ramping up the stakes while underscoring the gallitos steady determination. And if you have no more corn? asks Don Pepe, threatening the rooster with starvation. I may sing a hungrier song, answers the bird. But I will still sing. Just when it seems as though the roosters song will cost him his life, the citizens stage a nonviolent (but very noisy) revolution. Yelchin (Elephant in the Dark) amplifies themes of protest and injustice in vivid mixed-media caricatures that emphasize the roosters humble nobility in contrast to Don Pepes sneering autocratic airs. Like the gallitos cries of kee-kee-ree-kee! Deedys message about speaking up and speaking out rings as clearly as a bell. Ages 48. Authors agent: Brenda Bowen, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. Illustrators agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Jan.)

 
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