Today’s Highlight at the Internationale Jugendbibliothek : la cucaracha!!!!
Descubrimiento del día en la IYL: ¡la cucaracha!
Bergna, Mónica (adapt.)
Vanden Broeck, Fabricio (illus.)
La Cucaracha (The cockroach) <song title>
Caracas : Camelia Ed., 2006. –  p.
Cockroach – Folk song
The song »La Cucaracha«, the origins of which can be traced back to 15th-century Spain, is well known around the world in various versions. It gained particular popularity during the Mexican revolution when it was sung as political mockery of an odious general. In this new adaptation with catchy nonsensical verses, the disagreeable cockroach is joined by crickets, mice, vultures, and other animals that are all clad in the garments of »caballeros«, »señoras«, generals, priests, revolutionaries, and farm workers from the early 20th century. The figures, drawn with bold dynamic lines, are set against an empty brown background lending them a powerful presence. This burlesque picture book allows different readings according to the readers’ age. (6+)(White Ravens 2007)