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This Spanish-translated Mexican folktale tells the story of a beautiful bird named Cuckoo, who loves to sing all night and day. When the other birds in the forest need help planting seeds, Cuckoo does not help them, but continues to sing instead. After the planting, the birds sleep deeply and do not notice the raging fire threatening to burn all of the seeds. Cuckoo sacrifices her beautiful singing voice and colorful feathers to save the seeds. The birds of the forest learn not to judge a book by it's cover; for although Cuckoo is perceived to be frivolous, she has more courage than the birds ever imagined. Throughout the story, children will be captivated by the strikingly colorful illustrations and easy-to-read font.
Teacher Created Materials develops innovative and imaginative materials and services for students, worldwide. Everything we do is created by teachers, for teachers and students, to make teaching more effective and learning more fun.
Once upon a time in 1977...Rachelle Cracchiolo started Teacher Created Materials with a friend and fellow teacher. Both were eager to share their ideas and passion for education with other classroom leaders. What began as a hobby, selling lesson plans to local stores, became a part-time job after a full day of teaching, and eventually blossomed into a nonstop opportunity to develop and grow Teacher Created Materials as a full-service company, and a welcome and familiar name in every classroom. The story continued in 2004 with the launch of Shell Education and the introduction of professional resources and classroom application books designed to support Teacher Created Materials curriculum resources. Today, Teacher Created Materials is one of the most recognized names in educational publishing around the world...and the story continues educationally ever after.