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.

About the Author:
Delia Ruiz is an educator and writer. Writing a children’s book has been one of her biggest dreams! Delia loves to create teacher materials for others under her teacher store Aventuras en ESL. This is her first book of many more to come. She enjoys traveling, writing, and dancing. She resides in San Diego, California with her husband and two pugs.

For more information, visit aventurasenesl.com/ or follow her on Instagram @aventuras.en.esl.

About the Illustrator:
Luis Patiño is an artist based in Grapevine, Texas. Some of his favorite things include plants, hiking, and enjoying the benefits of traveling.

Additional information

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