While searching for the source of one beautiful sound, a ravishing cockroach rejects marriage proposals from a menagerie of city animals which woo her with their noises.
School Library Journal - School Library JournalPreS-Gr 3--In search of the soft and sweet sounds she hears a mysterious suitor make, a ravishing cockroach named Martina rejects one marriage proposal after another from a variety of city creatures who woo her with jarring noises. This sentimental folktale from the Caribbean is enchantingly retold and delightfully illustrated with computer-generated art. Brightly colored and exceptionally bold in design, the hilarious figures practically leap off the pages in a splendid assortment of shapes and colors. Children will eagerly repeat the animal sounds as Martina seeks out her soul mate. Endearingly romantic and humorous in text, this lively read-aloud or read-alone choice will keep youngsters wide-eyed with excitement.--Selene S. Vasquez, Orange Brook Elementary School, FL
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- Product dimensions:
- 10.64(w) x 10.72(h) x 0.27(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 8 Years
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La Cucaracha Martina: A Caribbean Folktale based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This book is so fun! Usually when people think of cockroaches they do not think beautiful or anything of the sort- which is what makes this story so fun. The little cockroach, Martina, is being courted by different men in search of a husband. The song that goes along with the story line is so catchy and really gets the children involved. I read this story to my daughter and she laughed and laughed everytime it was time for the song. This is a really great story that can be read over and over!