The morning sun is rising, but where's Ned's cock-a-doodle-doo? Ned's just not a morning bird. Daisy Mae and the other farm hens have an egg business to run, and they've no use for a lazy, mixed-up rooster. It's time to call in another rooster!
So what's Ned to do? To his surprise, when a crisis occurs, Ned finds his very own calling after all.
The Mixed-Up rooster is a funny read-aloud with a gentle lesson: It's okay to be different.
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Pamela Duncan Edwards is the author of numerous popular picture books, including Livingstone Mouse; Roar! A Noisy Counting Book; Some Smug Slug; The Worrywarts; Clara Caterpillar; Wake-Up Kisses; Rosie's Roses; The Leprechaun's Gold; and Gigi and Lulu's Gigantic Fight, all illustrated by Henry Cole; as well as Dear Tooth Fairy, illustrated by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick; McGillycuddy Could!, illustrated by Sue Porter; and The Neat Line, illustrated by Diana Cain Bluthenthal. She lives in Virginia.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2–The sun rises over the henhouse, awakening Daisy Mae. Once again she must tell the other hens that there will be no time for breakfast, because the rooster has overslept. Ned is just not a morning bird. Exasperated, Daisy Mae calls down to the head office for a replacement. Ned leaves the henhouse in a huff and spies on his replacement while he sulks in a nearby tree. When night falls, he frolics with a new group of nocturnal friends. In the midst of all the fun, he spies a black snake slithering into the henhouse and sounds the alarm, thus saving the eggs. His former boss is so grateful for his quick thinking that she creates a perfect new position for him, head of night security. This lighthearted story is written in an uncomplicated, comical style and has vibrant illustrations that are full of personality and charm. The facial expressions of Ned and Daisy Mae are particularly amusing. Children will appreciate the message that although Ned is different from most other roosters, he has his own special talents. This humorous tale of woe could be paired with Mary Jane Auch's Bantam of the Opera (Holiday House, 1997), the story of another uniquely talented rooster.–Linda L. Walkins, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Brighton, MA
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