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In a silly romp by the author of The Thing That Bothered Farmer Brown, a twister strikes Farmer Brown's farm and mixes the animals all up, so that the cows oink, sheep cluck, hens bray, and his hound neighs.
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Teri Sloat lives with the sounds from her own pasture, as well as the sounds of the neighbor's chickens, goats, pigeons, sheep, and dairy cows. She is the author of several books, including The Thing That Bothered Farmer Brown, also illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott. It was selected as an ABA Pick of the Lists and praised by School Library Journal, which said, "Farmer Brown's battle with a mosquito is told in toe-tapping verse.... This one hums right along with the best of them. A rousing story-hour offering that's frivolous and fun." Ms. Sloat lives in Sebastopol, California. Nadine Bernard Westcott is no stranger to animal sounds either--she's lived with almost every animal in this book. Her funny pictures can be found in countless popular children's books, including Never Take a Pig to Lunch and Other Poems About the Fun of Eating, an ABA Pick of the Lists, as well as Ann Whitford Paul's Hello Toes! Hello Feet!, which School Library Journal called "sheer fun, pure and simple." Ms. Westcott lives on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts.From Publishers Weekly:
Sloat and Westcott, who teamed up for The Thing That Bothered Farmer Brown, offer tongue-twisting rhyme and two Farmer Brown-twisting tornadoes. As Farmer Brown completes his chores, a powerful wind sweeps him up along with all his animals. "While clouds of sheep swirled through the air,/ The clothesline chased the goat and mare/ Until each one had on a pair/ Of Farmer Brown's plaid underwear!" When the crowd crash-lands back in the barnyard, Farmer Brown discovers that something is amiss: "His cows oinked,/ The pigs moo'd,/ His sheep clucked,/ The cat coo'd." In the ensuing mayhem, sheep try to lay eggs, cows wallow in the mud and Farmer Brown crows "Cock-a-doodle-doo!" It takes the return of the twister to restore the group's proper personalities and behaviors. Sloat spins entertaining verse, and a silly mood prevails. Westcott composes cartoon voice bubbles that divulge a confused dog's "neigh" and a goat's "meow." Instead of illustrations that show the threatening storm, the whole cast suddenly appears in midair, wrapped in a swirl of white. The tornado theme may not be hilarious for Midwesterners, but if readers can handle The Wizard of Oz, this should be (ahem) a breeze. Ages 4-7.
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Book Description DK CHILDREN, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110789425122
Book Description DK CHILDREN, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0789425122