Friday, September 29, 2017
PPBF: The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! by Carman Agra Deedy, Art by Eugene Yelchin
AUTHOR: Carmen Agra Deedy
ILLUSTRATOR: Eugene Yelchin
PUBLISHER: Scholastic, 2017
IMPRINT: Scholastic Press
SUBJECTS: Villages -- Fiction. Noise -- Fiction. Singing -- Fiction. Roosters -- Fiction.
REVIEWER: Lynne Marie
SUMMARY (Provided by the Publisher): The mayor of the noisy village of La Paz institutes new laws forbidding all singing, but a brave little rooster decides he must sing, despite the progressively severe punishments he receives for continuing to crow. The silenced populace, invigorated by the rooster's bravery, outst the tyrannical mayor and returns their city to its free and clamorous state.
WHAT I LOVED ABOUT THIS BOOK: From the cover onward, I loved Eugene Yelcin's beautifully-drawn, colorful, folksy but modern art and the way it added cultural and other details to the story. I love that La Paz means "the Peace" in Spanish, and every cultural detail in the text. I loved word choice, setting, characters, spacing, increased tension and every plot element used. It's a great story, with essential moving parts which propel the story forward.
PLEASE, someone read this book and hopefully nominate it for a Cybils Award!
A hearty 5 out of 5 Peas!