illustrated by ﾁngel Velazco
Little Bell Caribbean, 2015
Summer Reading Challenge, 2015
Title award, U.S.Virgin Islands.
the book jacket:
roosters wake up the sun, but who
wakes up the moon?
rooster knows just what to
is, people don't appreciate his
What do they
do? Chase him away! Poor Moon
He's so scared
he can't crow, and now the moon
Can a little
help from his friends set things
puede hacer salir el sol,
ｿpero cuál puede hacer salir la
Un gallo muy especial sabe
exactamente cómo hacerla salir
con su quiquiriquí. El problema
es que la gente no aprecia su
Y qué quieren hacer? ｡Sacarlo del
pueblo! Pobre Gallo Lunero.
Tan asustado está que ya no puede
cantar, y la luna no saldrá.
ｿPodrán sus amigos ayudarlo a
resolver la situación?
little about the book:
Moon Rooster was first
published in hardcover by Cavendish
in 2001, with illustrations and
asides by Megan Halsey. Now, thanks
to Mario Picayo of Little Bell
Caribbean, the story is available
again as a paperback bilingual
edition with bright, brand new,
The popular Cuban artist, ﾁngel
Velazco, captures Moon Rooster's
many moods, from pride to pathos,
and surrounds him with an engaging
cast of characters末chickens, more
roosters, a collection of Caribbean
critters, and lively humans, too末in
the first contemporary North
American picture book to be
illustrated by a Cuban artist living
in Cuba! Yes, a new day is dawning,
and that's something to crow about.
who thinks roosters crow only in the
morning, t'aint so! Awakened one
night by a loud Caribbean rooster,
David came up with our hero, and
here are the words to his song which
you can also hear on our CD.
(Listen to a sound
clip.) Don't forget to flap
your wings when you sing along! And
feel free to add to the barnyard
night I crow and crow.
make the moon rise up and go.
doo, cock-a-doodle doo.
comes the moon for me and you.
bring up the moon with a
knows what I can do.
my wings, puff out my chest.
to the east, crow to the west.
comes the moon, shining bright.
help the moon stay up all night.
your wings and cock-a-doodle
can crow the way I do.
Sing some more! A new verse in
allá y cantamos aquí.
la noche, quiquiriquí.
the whole night through.
is a personal favorite, based on a
real live cock-a-doodle doo that
keeps me up during the full moon.
Rooster is a fun
read末for adults who can appreciate
the irony of the dumb doodledoo who
thinks he's such a hero, and for
youngsters who'll just enjoy it on
literal terms." St.
"An insomniac rooster crows up the
moon so it won't be so dark....The
humorous, tongue-in-cheek tone of the
telling and the original song at the
end encourage audiences to help sing
the story and make this a strong entry
for story times." School