Roquí’s Pandero Beat


Roquí’s Pandero Beat (2021) – hardcover
Written by Delia Ruiz
Illustrated by Luis Patiño

29 pages
Trim size: 8.5″ x 8.5″
Recommended ages: 3 to 8

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In Roquí's Pandero Beat, Roquí is a coquí frog who lives on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. Roquí has a big dream of playing plena music on the pandero drum, but he is afraid his small size will get in the way of becoming a musician. Follow Roquí's journey while tapping to his syllable beat! The book Includes English text with Spanish words woven in. A Spanish glossary of words is included.

This book addresses many topics, including the Afro-Puerto Rican musical genre of bomba y plena, a native musical instrument (pandero), moving to the U.S. mainland, clapping out syllables, and Roquí’s perseverance to achieve his goal.

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Weight .67 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 8.5 × .1 in
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