Cuckoo

Written by Lois Ehlert

This Mexican folktale is about Cuckoo, a beautiful bird who sings all day and night rather than help the other birds plants seeds in the forest. They view Cuckoo as frivolous, yet she is the one who notices the fire in the forest. She sacrifices her singing voices and her feathers to save the seeds. The moral of the story is to be careful not to judge a book by its cover.

Age Range 3 - 10 years
Genre
Copyright Year
Page Count
24
Publisher
HMH Books for Young Readers
Grade Level Pre-K - 5th
ISBN
015202428X
Lexile 290
Themes