This title is suitable for ages 8 to 12 years. It is in Spanish & English. The brilliant birds roost and strut in this expandable accordion book that provides a 3-D view of a scene from a Latin-American folktale. A 16-page guide tells the story of how these birds, once drab and grey, got their colorful plumage. The tale, in both English and Spanish, introduces young readers to birds both real and imagined, and teaches a lesson of patience.
Joan Elizabeth Sommers is a book designer and writer. Valerie Shull is a translator. Eleanor Spiess-Ferris is an illustrator who has been honored by the Illinois Arts Council. They all live in Chicago.