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Kikirikí / Quiquiriquí

Kikirikí / Quiquiriquí

by Diane de Anda, Daniel Lechon

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Children's Literature
When their grandmother returned home from a trip to the market, Marta and Celia noticed a very special purchase: a real live rooster. With quick jerking motions, the rooster struts around the back yard and even seems to wink at the two girls. Once their grandmother goes inside, they quickly settle on a name for the rooster, Kiki, based on the sound it makes, Ki-ki-ri-k�. Just as the girls near the patio door, they overhear their grandmother describing the bird as Sunday dinner. Horrified, the lure the bird into a clothes basket with bread crumbs and set him up to live in their bedroom closet. It is not until the following morning, when Kiki does what roosters do best that the parents discover his location. Seeing the sad, sad eyes on their daughters' faces, they decide maybe the bird won't make such a good Sunday dinner after all. Within no time, Kiki has found a permanent home among the corn stalks of a ranch outside the city. This bilingual book will be a treat for all who love animals and all who are simply looking for a good story with a happy ending. 2004, Pi�ata Books/Arte P�blico Press, Ages 5 to 8.
—Ramirose Attebury Wendt
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-When Abuela brings home a rooster for Sunday dinner, her granddaughters want to keep him as a pet. They name him Kiki and hide him in their closet. Their parents and grandmother assume that the bird is lost, the girls sneak him food throughout the evening, and all is well until the sun comes up and the rooster does what roosters do. Faced with their children's sad faces, the adults relent and take Kiki to a friend's ranch where he at first appears dead, but then revives to run off into the corn. The plodding, lengthy story and the literal Spanish translation are as lacking in pizzazz as the English original. The realistic pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations are detailed and bright, but have a textbook quality. This book is unlikely to hold the attention of listeners and is not compelling enough to grab beginning readers. Alma Flor Ada's The Rooster Who Went to His Uncle's Wedding (PaperStar, 1998) is an infinitely more interesting tale about an engaging rooster. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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Arte Publico Press
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Bilingual Edition: English & Spanish
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Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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