Jemma Beeke The Rickety Barn Show

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The Rickety Barn Show

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Everyone wants to get into the act when the farm animals put on a show!

Everyone is invited to join in the fun at the Rickety Barn Show. Jasper the cat will sing -- miiaaoow -- and Sniggle the pig will play his bugle -- toot toot. The hens will dance, the cows will juggle -- smash! -- and the sheep will do acrobatics. Even the grouchy old horse will recite a poem. Putting on a show is so much fun that all the animals want to get into the act -- but then who will be left to watch? It really doesn't matter, because everyone is having the time of their lives performing in the greatest show of all!

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About the Author:

Jemma Beeke has been writing stories since she was a child. This is her first book.

Lynne Chapman has been a freelance illustrator for fifteen years.

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This cheerful cumulative tale from a British team begins when Jasper the cat confides to Sniggle the pig that he will be singing at the Rickety Barn Show. Sniggle, not wanting to be left out, says he can play backup. A nosy chicken overhears Sniggle's music-making and proposes an all-hen dance revue. Soon, every animal on the farm is preparing a routine. At curtain time, they anxiously await their audience until Sniggle announces, "There's nobody to watch the show... because... we're all in it!" Undeterred, the acrobatic sheep, tea-set-juggling cows and emcee collie launch into an enthusiastic performance. Chapman fills the festive closing spread with vaudevillian antics, as a pompous plowhorse in a bow tie recites poetry amidst flying crockery and feathers. The almond-eyed, smiling animals appear to be enjoying themselves enormously, and notations like "La-dee-dah!" and "Toot! Toot!" provide sound effects. Beeke visits each creature in turn, presenting ample opportunity to whinny, baa and moo the dialogue, and she concludes with helpful suggestions for putting on another Rickety Barn Show. Those seeking an interactive project for preschoolers might find some amiable inspiration here. Ages 4-8.

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