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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780545722889
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Yelchin, Eugene - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Rooster who wouldn't be quiet!


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Chicago Public Library recommends this title as one of the best books published in 2017.

The people of La Paz love to sing. But when the city gets too noisy, they realize they have a problem. So they hold an election. They hope the new mayor will bring them a little peace and quiet. But they get more than they bargained for when he outlaws singing altogether. The music-loving town fa... Read More »

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ArapahoeCarina Aug 03, 2018

Cuban author and Russian illustrator develop a great story about the spirit of freedom and the courage of those who were born to be frank and say what it is a truth. Liberty and bravery are part of our existence, common sense and the understanding of our own human being nature are essential facts to generate fair rules for all of beings.

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.

ArapahoeMary 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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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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