A Twisted Tale by Carolyn Fisher

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Bailey Tarbell is in a pickle. A tornado swooped down and sucked all the animals on her farm up into the air. When it finally spat them out again, they were all mixed up. The cow now clucks and tries to sit on eggs, the cat chases the dog who hisses and runs up trees, the pig quacks, the duck moos, and the chickens are all rooting in the mud. What’s a farm girl to do? The vet is stumped, demonstrating proper behavior hasn’t helped, even hypnosis is a flop. But then–eureka!–Bailey gets a brainstorm to beat that tornado. She loads all the animals into the truck and heads for the carnival! After a wild ride on “The Twister,” the animals are all singing the right tunes again. But now Bailey is a little mixed up. . . .

About Carolyn Fisher

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Carolyn Fisher teaches illustration at the Alberta College of Art and Design. Her illustrations have earned recognition from the Society of Illustrators, among other awards.
Published May 14, 2002 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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After a twister that “howled like a prom queen steppin’ on a cow patty” passes, young Bailey discovers that the farm animals have switched identities: the pig’s quacking, the cow’s sitting on the nest, the duck is chewing its cud.

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"The wind howled like a prom queen steppin' on a cow patty," and after the twister picks up Bailey Tarbell's farm animals, it drops them to the earth transformed: the cow sits on the chicken's nests and the chickens wallow in the mud.

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