Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Staff Picks

Martina the Beautiful Cockroach by Carmen Agra Deedy

What a wonderful book!  This book is based on a Cuban folktale and is a story of a cockroach that is nearing the age when she can marry.  She is given wise advice by her grandmother on how to tell if she has picked the right suitor to marry.  This “test” will see how a potential husband reacts when angry.  Martina uses her grandmother’s advice with interesting results.  Additionally, the artwork in the book is lovely, particularly considering the protagonist is a cockroach!

Lola Nichols
Information Specialist