Which is more important, brains or brawn? Two friends, Socrates who is known for his keen intelligence and Hercules for his great strength, are always arguing about who is more important to their small village. The villagers, tired of the continuous argument, devise a clever contest to settle the question of who is number one, once and for all.
"The battle between brains and brawn is entertainingly pitched here between the architect Socrates Rivera ("soy intelligente") and the builder Hercules Hernandez ("soy fuerte"), whose village needs a new bridge. The Spanish dialogue...punctuates the story-hour-ready text with verve." —Horn Book
"Funny details abound, such as the animals' reactions to the goings-on and the dialogue on most pages: 'Yo primero! No, Yo primero!'" —School Library Journal
"The arguing is hilarious and the lesson learned upon the twosome's return is memorable. The text, with its Spanish asides, is a delight." —The Virginian-Pilot