When Mrs. Brown lands in the hospital, the animals on her farm decide to move into her house. Chaos ensues as a cow, two pigs, three ducks, and a yak take over. When Mrs. Brown finally returns and crawls into bed, she has a big surprise in store for her . . .
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Wong Herbert Yee lives in Michigan, where he writes and illustrates books for children including the Mouse and Mole series and the Fireman Small series. For a complete list of books by Wong Herbert Yee, visit www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com. For more information about Wong, visit his Web site at http://hometown.aol.com/wongherbertyee/From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 2?Mrs. Brown has an accident while riding her bicycle and ends up in the hospital. While she's away, her animals (a cow, two pigs, three ducks, and a yak) move into her house and wreak havoc, flushing the toilet 100 times, sliding down the banister, and trying on the woman's clothes. Tired out, they all fall asleep in her bed. Mrs. Brown comes home and climbs into bed, not noticing them. The floor collapses, evidently with their combined weight. Now they and their owner live in the barn out back. The story is told in unmemorable doggerel verse that is often rhythmically awkward. The author does, however, focus on the kind of antics that children may find amusing. More successful than the text, the watercolor cartoons extend the story and add humor. In all, this is an additional purchase. David McPhail's Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore (Dutton, 1993) has a more skillful rhyming text and is a funnier tale about animals invading the house.?Karen James, Louisville Free Public Library, KY
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Book Description Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA, U.S.A., 2003. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, as Issued. First Paperback Edition. 1st paperback edition/3rd printing. Bookseller Inventory # 009922
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