Such a fun story to share with your elementary classroom or school library!
From School Library Journal:
In the village of La Paz, everyone is constantly singing. So much happy noise eventually causes the townspeople to wish for a little peace and quiet. So they throw out the old mayor and bring in Don Pepe, who guarantees change. In a classic "be careful what you wish for" scenario, Don Pepe delivers on his word and successfully makes singing illegal. For seven years the village remains quiet, until along comes a saucy gallito, who happily crows aloud every morning. Angered, Don Pepe makes it his personal mission to silence the rooster once and for all. He takes away the rooster's food, family, and sunlight and even threatens death, but the gallito still crows, "Kee-kee-ree-KEE!" and eventually inspires the rest of La Paz to join him in his triumphant singing. Don Pepe leaves town, and the villagers return to their loud, joyful ways. Told with a storyteller's flair, the narrative reads like a folktale, while Yelchin's mixed-media illustrations are vibrant and perfectly suit the text. VERDICT A fun read-aloud for any library, especially ones looking for stories with Hispanic influence.
I have created 17 book extension activities to use with this title.
Cover Story Pre-Reading Activity
Making Connections Pre=Reading
Let’s Take a Picture Walk (2 Activities)
Comprehension Questions Answer Key
Compare and Contrast
Important Events in the Story
Making Connections: Text to Self
Making Connections: Text to Text
Loud Town, Quiet Town (Looking at Changes in the Story)
The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! 3-2-1 Activity
Wise Words From a Rooster Writing Activity