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Deedy, Carmen Agra.
Atlanta : Peachtree, 2007
IL K-3, RL 2.8
ISBN 1561453994

(2 booktalk)

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Booktalk #1

Martina the beautiful cockroach is searching for a husband.  But with so many suitors, how can she be sure to choose the best?  Her wise old grandmother shares the secret of the coffee test with her.  Several of the prospective suitors fail the test.  Will she never find her true love?

Booktalk #2

Martina Josefina Catalina Cucaracha, the beautiful cockroach, must choose a husband. Her Abuela, her Cuban Grandmother, gives her some strange advice for finding a husband. She tells Martina to spill coffee on her potential boyfriend’s shoes and see how he reacts. Will the Coffee Test work? Will Martina pick the right husband? Read Martina, the Beautiful Cockroach and find out if Abuela does know best.  (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards Program, 2009-2010)

SUBJECTS:     Cockroaches -- Folklore.
                        Folklore -- Cuba.

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