COCK-A-MOO-MOO by Juliet Dallas-Conte

COCK-A-MOO-MOO

Age Range: 2 - 5

KIRKUS REVIEW

Puffing up his chest and opening his beak, Rooster prepares to greet the dawn with a resounding crow, but he seems to have forgotten how to do it. “Cock-a-Moo-Moo!” he calls, but the cows tell him that only cows moo. “Cock-a-Quack-Quack!” he crows, but the ducks insist that only ducks should quack. Trying twice more, he is told by the pigs and sheep that roosters should definitely not oink or say baa. Discouraged and embarrassed, Rooster vows never to crow again. That night, a fox steals into the henhouse. Rooster sounds the alarm the only way he knows how. “Cock-a-Moo-Moo! Cock-a-Quack-Quack! Cock-a-Oink-Oink! Cock-a-Baa-Baa!” he shouts, waking all of the animals and driving the dangerous fox away. Celebrating his bravery, all the animals tell Rooster what a hero he is. The proud rooster puffs up his chest once more and shouts “Cock-a-Doodle-Doo!” Illustrations rendered in vibrant colors and bold, textural brushstrokes make this a delightful and amusing tale of one rooster’s courage and determination. Readers will be mooing, oinking, and eventually crowing right along with this one. (Picture book. 2-5)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2001
ISBN: 0-316-60505-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Little, Brown
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 2002




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