Cuckoo is beautiful, but lazy. She never does her share of work — that is, until a field fire threatens the season's seed crop and Cuckoo is the only one who can save it. Will she risk her lovely feathers by flying through the flames? Told in both English and Spanish, this charming folktale reflects Ehlert's ongoing fascination with the art and culture of Mexico. Full color.
Lois Ehlert's illustrations are visually pleasing to children, and Cuckoo is no exception. The bright colors and animals make Cuckoo irresistable. Students enjoying creating their own patterns on the bird wings.