Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming

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This farm favorite is now a board book, perfect for preschoolers.

"Cows in the pasture, moo, moo, moo. Roosters in the barnyard, cock-a-doodle-doo . . ."

It's another noisy morning on the farm, and all of the animals are where they should be -- except Goose. And where is Goose? Young children will enjoy clucking, mucking, mewing, and cooing while they search for Goose on every gorgeously illustrated spread.

 

About Denise Fleming

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Denise Fleming is an author and illustrator of picture books. She won a Caldecott Honor for In the Small, Small Pond. Denise lives in Toledo, Ohio.
 
Published June 16, 1994 by Bodley Head Children's Books. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Each in their niche--hens in the henhouse, mice in the grain bin, and so on--the animals make their traditional exclamations as the barnyard goose careens through, chasing a bright yellow butterfly.

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A bouncy, rhyming text places various animals in their natural surroundings and gives voice to the sounds they make, e.g., ``Hens in the henhouse, cluck, cluck, cluck / Pigs in the wallow, muck, muck, muck.'' In a mostly visual--though gratuitous--subplot, a lone white goose accompanies the reade...

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""A hefty helping of rowdy fun,"" wrote PW of this onomatopoeic catalogue of farm animals and their homes, illustrated with textured pulp paintings.

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With ""Cows in the pasture,/ moo, moo, moo"" and Roosters in the barnyard,/ cock-a-doodle-doo,"" young children will happily follow Goose, chasing a butterfly around a lush and colorful farm.

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