Martina the Beautiful Cockroach

364_0A lovely Cuban folktale about spilling coffee on a suitor’s toes to reveal their true nature is retold by Carmen Agra Deedy in lively and interesting prose. Although the story is about finding a husband, it dispells other myths of finding a mate among the rich, handsome or gregarious. Instead, our beautiful green cockroach chooses a quiet, shy mouse in a slight twist. The jacket flap gives a little information about the real Cuban Cockroach, Panclora nivea, and Michael Austin‘s illustrations enable me to root for a cockroach heroine.

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