Una habitación muy ­ruidosa

Editorial Flamboyant. Feb. 2023. 40p. Tr $18.96. ISBN 9788419401021. SP.
K-Gr 2–Pepino has a huge problem. He is a light sleeper. Every sound he hears prevents him from falling asleep. He decides to move far away from the noise of the city into the country. There, the sound of the wind keeps him up at night. The next day, his elderly neighbor, noticing the dark bags under his eyes, proceeds to give him advice on what to do. Night after night, he follows her instructions. Pretty soon, Pepino has a whole barn of animals inside his room making all kinds of noises while he tries to sleep. Once all the animals are gone and all that remains is the sound of the wind, he is finally able to get some rest. With similarities to the Yiddish folktale “It Could Be Worse,” this humorous story will have readers not only practicing their animal sounds but also appreciating the importance of good neighbors.
VERDICT This text could potentially be the most fun read-aloud in the entire school library. Purchase for all Spanish-language shelves.

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