THE ORNERY MORNING by Patricia Brennan Demuth


Age Range: 3 - 7
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 In a well-crafted cumulative tale whose recalcitrant series recalls ``The Old Woman and Her Pig,'' Farmer Bill's animals, one by one, go on strike--until his daughter points out that ``If Rooster won't crow...Cow won't give milk,'' etc., ``...then you won't feed the animals''--and there's a sudden change of heart all around. Using his signature style--tiny black dots, color- saturated wash, sturdy figures, understated humor--Brown contributes attractive illustrations that will be especially effective for group sharing. (Picture book. 3-7)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-525-44688-5
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: Dutton
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1991