Elected by the citizens of noisy village La Paz for his promises to make things more peaceful, bossy mayor Don Pepe outlaws singing, whistling and any noisemaking activity until a rooster who does not care about silly rules begins crowing persistently. - (Baker & Taylor)

Elected mayor of La Paz for his promise to make things more peaceful, Don Pepe outlaws singing until a rooster begins crowing persistently and will not stop, even though Don Pepe makes life very difficult for him. - (Baker & Taylor)

"The mayor of the noisy city of La Paz institutes new laws forbidding all singing, but a brave little rooster decides he must sing, despite the progressively severe punishments he receives for continuing to crow. The silenced populace, invigorated by therooster's bravery, ousts the tyrannical mayor and returns their city to its free and clamorous state"-- - (Baker & Taylor)

<div><b>La Paz is a happy, but noisy village. A little peace and quiet would make it just right.</b> <br>So the villagers elect the bossy Don Pepe as their mayor. Before long, singing of any kind is outlawed. Even the teakettle is afraid to whistle!<br><br>But there is one noisy rooster who doesn't give two mangos about this mayor's silly rules. Instead, he does what roosters were born to do.<br><br>He sings: <br> "Kee-kee-ree-KEE!" <br><br>Carmen Deedy's masterfully crafted allegory and Eugene Yelchin's bright, whimsical mixed-media paintings celebrate the spirit of freedom -- and the courage of those who are born to sing at any cost.</div> - (Scholastic)