Is There Room on the Feather Bed? by Libba Moore Gray

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This spirited cumulative tale tells what happens when the rains come and, one by one, a green-headed goose, a yellow-billed duck, woolly white sheep, speckled black hen, fat pink pig, furry brown dog, orange-spotted cow, and grinning gray cat come knocking at the door of a wee fat woman and her wee fat husband. Full color.
 

About Libba Moore Gray

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Libba Moore Gray has been an actress, a dancer, and for twenty years a teacher of high school English and drama. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in a number of literary magazines, but "Miss Tizzy" is her first writing for children. Ms. Gray's four children include a businessman, a ballerina, a teacher, and a professional clown. With her husband, Robert, she makes her home in Knoxville, Tennessee. Jennifer A. Ericsson is a children's librarian and the author of "The Most Beautiful Kid in the World," an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists. She lives in Concord, New Hampshire. Nadine Bernard Westcott's many books for children include "Hello Toes! Hello Feet!," a "Child" magazine Best Book of the Year. She lives on Nantucket, Massachusetts.
 
Published March 1, 1997 by Orchard Books (NY). 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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When a rainstorm blows up one night, animal after animal, two by two, beg admittance to the house: ""Honk honk honk,/Quack quack quack,/the rain is pouring/on our feathered backs,"" The woman is welcoming: ""Why, bless your hearts,/such a noise, such a fuss./There's room on the feather bed/for al...

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The late Gray (Dear Willie Rudd) cushions her tale with cozy language (the barnyard roster includes ""a green-headed goose, a yellow-billed duck, a woolly white sheep,"" etc.), and kids will especially enjoy the rhyming refrain of the wee woman as each soggy animal supplicant appears on her doors...

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