When the rooster loses his "cock-a-doodle-doo," the other animals on Bonnie Bumble's farm are not able to begin the day.
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Reviewed with Phyllis Root's Meow Monday.
Ages 4-8. The author of a number of picture books, Root has carved a niche for herself by using homespun observations and the playful use of rural undertones. Foggy Friday and Meow Monday , featuring plucky protagonist Bonnie Bumble, cheerfully follow suit. In Friday , Bonnie's faithful farm alarm--a dazzling two-tone rooster--misplaces his cock-a-doodle-doo in the haze of early morning. Other animals try, unsuccessfully, to take the rooster's place ("oink-a-oodle-oo," "moo-a-moodle-moo") as Bonnie searches for the missing squawk. In Monday , the girlish farmer finds her pussy willows are in full bloom, complete with hungry meows. What restores barnyard tranquillity? Milkweed, of course--until the dogwood begins to howl. Craig lends not only bursts of color, but a vision of soft-spoken humor to these thoughtful little stories. REVWR
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PreSchool-Grade 1-It's a foggy morning at Bonnie Bumble's farm. The rooster has lost his cock-a-doodle-doo and as a result, "-no one could get up. Even the flowers stayed in their beds." Inside the barn, the pig, the cow, and the chicks try to crow but to no avail. Bonnie Bumble drags herself out of bed, searches the yard, and eventually finds the rooster's voice and all is well. This slight story is flawed. All of the animals and the farmer are up, trying to help the rooster find his voice, which contradicts the premise of the book: that no one could wake up without the rooster. Craig's charming watercolor illustrations are an improvement on the story, but this book remains a marginal purchase.
Ann Cook, formerly at Winter Park Public Library, FL
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Book Description WALKER BOOKS, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0744573300