It’s Bedtime, Cucuy! / ¡A la cama, Cucuy!


An engaging bilingual story for children about two plucky girls’ attempt to save their pet rooster.

by Claudia Galindo
Illustrated by Jonathan Coombs
Spanish translation  by John Pluecker

ISBN: 978-1-55885-491-8
Publication Date: October 31, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Imprint: Piñata Books
Ages: 3-7

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Like many human children, Cucuy, the little monster, doesn’t like to go to bed. “I’m not sleepy,” he says. “All I want to do is jump around and play!

He tries to run and hide, but Mamá manages to get him into his pajamas. Every night he kicks and screams, wiggles and jiggles, mumbles and grumbles. He’s hungry, he’s thirsty. He needs to go to the bathroom. But Mamá won’t give in. “Tomorrow you will have a whole new day to jump around and play,” she tells her little monster, until finally he … drifts … off … to … sleep.

Children ages 3 to 7 will delight in the travails of poor Cucuy, the little monster who doesn’t like to go to sleep. And they might just see themselves as Cucuy protests but ultimately does fall asleep. Author Claudia Galindo and illustrator Jonathan Coombs once again collaborate on an entertaining picture book for children.