The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! By Carmen Agra Deedy Illustrated by Eugene Yelchin Hardcover book La Paz is a happy but noisy village. A litle peace and quiet would make it just right! 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! But there is one noisy rooster who ignores the mayor's silly rules. Instead, he does what roosters were born to do. He sings: Kee-kee-ree-KEE! Despite progressively severe punishments that he receives, he continues to sing. The silenced populace, invigorated by the rooster's bravery, ousts the tyrannical mayor and returns their city to its free and noisy state. The story and bright, whimsical mixed-media paintings celebrate the spirit of freedom and the courage of those who are born to sing at any cost.