Friday, January 16, 2009

The Bossy Gallito

The Bossy Gallito

Written by: Lucia M. Gonzalez
Illustrated by: Lulu Delacre

Elementary Grades - Bilinigual

"This hearty Cuban folktale brings a multicultural touch to storytelling. Set in Miami's Little Havana, this book tells the tale of a bossy rooster on his way to his uncle's wedding. Using both Spanish and English text, this book is ideal for bilingual classrooms and offers a simple introduction to the joy of learning another language. Included is a glossary, and author and illustrator notes regarding the background of the story which can prompt discussions about different countries and their traditions of storytelling, and can lead to a larger discussion about how the world's diverse cultural heritage (food, language, dress) makes living in it more interesting. The big, bold color illustrations add even more humor to this endearing tale."

Scholastic Book Reviews

Pura Belpre Honor Book, 1996

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