In this Mexican folktale, the beautiful Cuckoo is lazy and never does her share of the work--that is until a field fire threatens the season's seed crop. Cuckoo is the only one who can save it, but will she risk harming her lovely feathers by flying through the smoke and fire? Full-color illustrations.
Lois Ehlert has written and illustrated many award-winning picture books, including Eating the Alphabet, Feathers for Lunch, and Market Day. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.