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The Cuckoo

The Day the Cuckoo Lost Her Colors -- A Mexican Folk Tale for Unison Voices (Kit)

By Jay Althouse

The Day the Cuckoo Lost Her Colors -- A Mexican Folk Tale for Unison Voices (Kit). Composed by Jay Althouse and Sally K. Albrecht. This edition: CD Kit. Classroom/Pre-School; Musicals; Musicals and Programs; Reproducible. Multicultural; Secular; World. Book and CD. 52 pages. Alfred Music #00-34724. Published by Alfred Music (AP.34724).

Item Number: AP.34724

ISBN 9780739070192. English. Tim Hayden.

This captivating mini-musical will capture your young performers' imaginations, as a bevy of birds are given the task of collecting seeds before Fuego, the Mexican god of fire, clears the fields. The Cuckoo single-handedly saves the day, but ends up losing both her colorful feathers and her song, leaving her ashen gray and with only two notes. Learn how she is rewarded by her friends, including Búho the owl, Conejo the rabbit, Topo the mole, and all the birds of the field. It's an uplifting story, teaching both heroism and kindness. Performance time is approximately 20 minutes. Products available: Teacher's Handbook (includes reproducibles), Enhanced SoundTrax CD (Accompaniment/Performance tracks plus reproducible PDF files of Student Pages & Cover Art), or price-saving Book & CD Kit.

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  • 5

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  • August 06, 2011 The Cuckoo

    This is an absolutely delightful little musical that is easily done with children as young as five. I hope this company comes out with more products similar to this one.

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