ALL CLEAN! ALL GONE! COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO! RUN! RUN! by Harriet Ziefert

ALL CLEAN! ALL GONE! COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO! RUN! RUN!

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The ""Leap, Shake, Hoot and Gulp Books"" cover just those concepts for the very young with the zany (and uncharacteristically straightforward) pictures of Drescher. The four small books portray animals involved in eating, moving, sleeping, cleaning themselves, and making their own noises. ""Goats bleat. Hens cluck. Dogs bow-wow and cats meow. Turkeys gobble. Rabbits. . .ROAR! Cows moo."" Wait a minute, rabbits roar? A small lapse like this, wonderful to the adult reader and to the older child, may be overly sophisticated or just plain misleading to the very young. Too bad, as there is much else to recommend these books: Drescher's creatures have never looked as placid and companionable as they do here, and his scratchy borders and glowing fuchsias and turquoises are well suited to these small squarish books. A quirky and comical addition to the growing offering of first books, these are not board books, and they are anything but boring.

Pub Date: Oct. 9th, 1986
ISBN: 694-00100-7
Publisher: Harper & Row