Cuckoo/Cucú: A Mexican Folktale/Un Cuento Folklorico Mexicano by Lois Ehlert
A Mexican folktale about the evolution of a beautiful but vain bird inspires the bold and brilliant cut-paper designs in this bilingual picture book. Gloriously plumed Cuckoo spends her time flitting about and showing off her gorgeous feathers instead of gathering seeds with all the other birds. But in the face of a natural disaster, Cuckoo unselfishly performs a ""hot and scary job"" that saves the season's seeds but changes her appearance forever. Spanish and English appear simultaneously on every spread.
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