Crankee Doodle by Tom Angleberger

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A historical hoot full of goofy, eye-rolling goodness.


“Yankee Doodle went to town / a-riding on a pony / stuck a feather in his hat / and called it macaroni.” Many know the song “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” but few understand it. This unapologetically silly picture book reveals that the legendary ride to town (and the whole macaroni thing) was all suggested by Mr. Doodle’s overeager pony. This just makes Mr. Doodle cranky: “I do not want macaroni. I do not want a feather. I do not want any other clothing, any other pasta, or any other parts of a bird. I do not want anything that they have in town!” A historical note ends this colorful, comical take on a nonsensical old song.

About Tom Angleberger

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Tom Angleberger's debut novel, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, was named a Texas Bluebonnet selection for 2011-2012 and Louisiana Young Readers' Choice for 2013. His other works include Darth Paper Strikes Back and Horton Halfpott or, the Fiendish Mystery of Smugwick Manor; or, the Loosening of M'Lady Luggertuck's Corset. Cece Bell is the author-illustrator of many books for children, including Itty Bitty, Bee-Wigged, and the infamous Sock Monkey books.. Previously she illustrated Bug Patrol for Clarion. She lives with her husband, Tom Angleberger, in Virginia with their two children.
Published June 4, 2013 by Clarion Books. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Mar 06 2013

A historical hoot full of goofy, eye-rolling goodness.

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