The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!

The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!

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The mayor of the noisy city 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, ousts the tyrannical mayor and returns their city to its free and clamorous state.
Publisher: New York :, Scholastic Press,, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780545722889
Characteristics: 48 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Yelchin, Eugene - Illustrator

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JCLBeckyC Sep 01, 2017

I love the message of this book. From an adult's perspective, the townspeople's wishy-washiness annoys me, although perhaps it's a reflection of real life. First they rush to fire the song-loving mayor. Then they jump on Rooster's bandwagon to boot out the song-hating mayor. But I doubt most young kids will notice or care. This modern fable would make a fun read-aloud for the K-3 crowd, rousing everyone to sing, "Kee-kee-ree-KEE" as one. Read-alike: The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf.

SnoIsleLib_EdithF May 20, 2017

Truly delightful picture book with subtle message about singing your own song not matter what. The illustrations are colorful & exuberant. Story is both humorous and uplifting as a headstrong rooster matches wits with the mean town mayor. A great read aloud, especially if you like to crow.

AL_MARY Apr 11, 2017

A noisy town becomes quiet when the new mayor institutes a "no singing" ordinance. But Rooster cannot remain quiet - no matter what the mayor does to him. This is a fine story about speaking out for what you believe in - no matter the consequences. Others may soon join your voice in song!

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aravindn
Mar 12, 2017

aravindn thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 7

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JCLBeckyC Sep 01, 2017

Author's Note: "Roosters sing at sunrise; they also sing at noon, sundown, and in the middle of the night. Roosters sing when they please, and that's all there is to that. Much like roosters, human children are born with voices strong and true--and irrepressible. Then, bit by bit, most of us learn to temper our opinions, censor our beliefs, and quiet our voices. But not all of us. There are always those who resist being silenced, who will crow out their truth, without regard to consequence. Foolhardy or wise, they are the ones who give us the courage to sing." --Carmen Agra Deedy

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