Bob by Tracey Campbell Pearson

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A rooster learns his sound(s)

Inspired by a pep talk from a cat, a rooster named Bob who's been spending his days merely clucking and never crowing flies the coop to find his true voice. Along the way, he meets many animals who teach him their sounds - but unfortunately not the one he's looking for. Away from the farm all night long, Bob is greeted early in the morning by just the right noise. It's dark by the time he gets back to the henhouse, and when a dangerous fox intrudes, Bob has an urgent reason to try his new crow before daybreak - but "cock-a-doodle-do" alone may not be enough to do the trick.

The tongue-in-cheek text and lively pictures will make this book a perfect story-time selection.

About Tracey Campbell Pearson

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Tracey Campbell Pearson is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including Where Does Joe Go? She lives in Jericho Center, Vermont.
Published September 25, 2002 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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and so it went all night long, over and over again.” Finally, Fred the rooster is able to teach Bob how to crow, and Bob returns triumphant to the chicken coop.

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Later on, though, his account of how Dylan used a ballad by the 1920s crooner Gene Austin as the basis for his song “Sugar Baby,” presented here as an instance of what I took to be Yaffe’s original reporting, turns out to have been laid out in greater detail by the Dylan biographer Clinton Heylin...

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But when Henrietta the cat tells Bob he needs to learn how to crow in order to "wake up the girls every morning" he's thrown.

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