Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale by Carmen Agra Deedy
A superb folktale with equally appealing illustrations that adds to the overall coolness of this story. Not only is this tale great for children, but the moral told is definitely something adults can read about and take to heart too. The only thing I thought was sorta strange in this particular story was the suitors Martina the cockroach had - they weren't fellow cockroaches, but other animals, which is kinda weird in my opinion. But I suppose a fairytale can be outrageous and weird since it is a tale after all, as long as the important parts are conveyed to the reader (which this story did very well).