Sunday, August 14, 2011

Yo canto Co-qui, co-qui, co-qui, qui, qui, qui!

Sometimes we need a little something to remember our LOVE for the coqui. Enjoy!!




El co-qui, el co-qui a mi me encanta,
Es tan lindo el cantar del coqui,
Por las noches al ir a acostarme,
Me a-dor-me-ce can- tan - do a-si.
Co-qui, co-qui, co-qui, qui, qui, qui!
Co-qui, co-qui, co-qui, qui, qui, qui!

The co-qui, the co-qui so delights me.
With his song i need never count sheep.
Ev'ry night when i lie on my pillow,
Here's the singing that lulls me to sleep.
Co-qui, co-qui, co-qui, qui, qui, qui!
Co-qui, co-qui, co-qui, qui, qui, qui!

Sadly, three of the 16 species of the coquis in Puerto Rico are highly endangered. The web-footed Coqui, el Coquí Palmeado, and the Mottled Coqui, el Coquí Eneida, are classified as threatened in Puerto Rico. El Coquí Dorado is the most endangered of the three.




Read and print out this beautiful folktale about The Song of Coquí


  
Many, many years ago, when the earth was still covered with trees and green and flowering plants, and the animals lived together in peace, the islands of the Caribbean were ruled by la cotorra, the parrot, La Iguaca. Queen Iguaca was a wise and caring ruler, but she was saddened by what she saw in her native island of Puerto Rico.  click here to read more...