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The Rooster Who Went to His Uncle's Wedding

3.67  ·  Rating Details  ·  33 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
What do you do with a beak full of mud, when the grass won't help out and the sheep won't eat the grass and the dog won't bite the sheep? Well, if you're Rooster, you ask your friend the sun, and he'll surely turn things around! Told to Alma Flor Ada by her Cuban grandmother, this humorous, cumulative tale has been popular for generations.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published July 20th 1998 by Puffin (first published 1993)
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Dec 09, 2011 Dee rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Audrianna and Donna
This book reminded me of another story that goes around and around but I can't for the life of me remember what it is. I loved the story and again the illustrations were fabulous, so colorful and funny. I especially liked the dancing grass. Thank goodness for Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun came shining through. Children will love this sing-a-long story as they try to remember all the parts. Highly recommend for storytime. After reading Half-Chicken I had to reread this one and it deserves five stars t ...more
Aug 24, 2013 ↜ƈɦǟռ☂ɛℓℓɛ↝ rated it really liked it
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The Rooster who went to his uncle's wedding by Alma Flor Ada

This a a bright, color book, with creative pictures. The lesson of the story is that your actions, no matter how small, effect others. We all must work together to make the world go round.
Teri Weaver
Feb 07, 2010 Teri Weaver rated it it was amazing
Shelves: latino-latina
Although the story is lively, the illustrations add vitality to this presentation of this book. The illustrator has used a vibrant palette, along with a host of active characters (even the grass is characterized), to tell a Latin American folktale. A rooster on his way to a wedding gets a dirty beak eating a single, golden, corn kernel. What happens next is an energizing potential chain of reactions that could occur in order to force the grass to submit to cleaning the rooster’s beak. The storyt ...more
A rooster is almost ready for his uncle's wedding. He just needs to finish cleaning his beak. then on the way to the wedding, the rooster sees a kernel of corn and realizes that he has not eaten. However, if he eats the kernel of corn that is sitting in a pile of mud, he'll get his beak all dirty again! He eats the kernel anyway. Now his beak is dirty. So the rooster asks the grass if it will clean his beak for him. But the grass won't do it.So the rooster asks the lamb to eat the grass that won ...more
April Smith
This is a fun book for children to read. It should be given to children in about second grade.
Apr 03, 2013 Angie rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent book in the vein of "This is the House that Jack Built," where the story repeats the previous action as it builds the action. The illustrations are awesome: very colorful and filled with detail that isn't obvious at first, but as you spend time exploring the book, you begin to appreciate how the illustrator worked the cultural elements in there. There's plenty to talk about, including making choices and the consequences that come with those choices (including the rooster's).
May 11, 2012 Megan rated it liked it
This book was very colorful and visually appealing, however, the morals presented in the story were not always very positive. The rooster was not able to get help from animals or objects, so he had to threaten them to get what he wanted. The rooster had to scheme because no one would help him with his problem. The story is a great way to show patterns reguardless.
Alma Loredo
A rooster gets already to go to his uncle’s wedding. On the way he sees some corn which he eats and makes his beak dirty. He asks various things to help him as he heads toward the wedding. He has a difficult time getting someone to help but eventually he is helped.

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Apr 08, 2011 Ngoc Dang rated it liked it
This was an interesting/different book I ever read. The cover was interesting to me because I didn't think it was going to be such a good book. The story was witty. This is just a fun read for me.
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Dr. Ada was the founder and First Editor in Chief of :
NABE, Journal of the National Association for Bilingual Education

She has been active for many years in various professional associations including : IRA, International Reading Association
CRA, California Reading Association
CABE, California Association for Bilingual Education
USIBBY, US Branch of the International
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