Kikirikí / Quiquiriquí


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

by Diane de Anda
Illustrated by Daniel Lechón
Spanish translation by Karina Hernández

ISBN: 978-1-55885-382-9
Publication Date: May 31, 2004
Imprint: Piñata Books
Ages: 3-7

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Marta and Celia have never seen Sunday dinner strut in their backyard, so when Abuela brings home a wily rooster, they are shocked at the rooster’s ugly fate.  When the girls accidentally overhear Abuela telling their parents about dinner plans that involve Kiki, they know that they have to save their new friend.

They hide him in the closet in their room, but when his joyful cries wake the family at dawn, they know that they’ve been caught.  They soon discover that Kiki has a few tricks of his own up his wing, and with a wink, he manages to save the day.

In this raucous tale about a resourceful little rooster and the girls who love him, popular children’s author Diane de Anda ponders the conflict of urban and rural traditions in the modern family.