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The Bossy Gallito/El gallo de bodas

by Lucia M. Gonzalez
Illustrated by Lulu Delacre

Published by Scholastic, 1994
32 pages
ISBN: 0-590-46843-X

Ages 3 - 6

On his way to his uncle's lavish wedding, a showy rooster cannot resist two kernels of corn he sees in the street, even though eating them dirties his beak. He commands the grass to clean his beak and when it refuses, he tells the goat to eat the grass but the goat refuses as well. Each refusal leads to another demand from the bossy little rooster in this cumulative folk story from Cuba. Side-by-side bilingual text (with the Spanish set in a darker typeface to distinguish it from the English) is accompanied by full-color mixed media paintings that aptly capture the character of the arrogant gallito, as well as the exasperated neighbors he attempted to rule. Endnotes include a pronunciation guide and extensive notes about the story's background, cast and setting in Little Havana, Miami. CCBC categories: Folklore, Mythology And Traditional Literature; New Editions Of Classic Literature; Picture Books.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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