The Hullabaloo ABC by Beverly Cleary

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Aha! Boo! Cock-a-doodle-doo! It's morning on the farm, and there are sights and sounds galore. Donkeys are braying, pigs are grunting, cows are mooing-even the jays are jabbering! From clucks and cackles to rumbles and whoops, this rollicking alphabet book takes young readers on a barnyard romp that is chock-full of noisy words they will love to hear and say out loud. Beverly Cleary's timeless text comes to life in vibrant new illustrations by Ted Rand. Here is a book that is guaranteed to delight a whole new generation of readers.

About Beverly Cleary

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Beverly Cleary was born in McMinnville, Oregon, and until she was old enough to attend school she lived on a farm in Yamhill, a town so small it had no library. Her mother arranged to have books sent to their tiny town from the state library and acted as a librarian in a room over a bank. It was there that Mrs. Cleary learned to love books. Generations of children have grown up with Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, Ralph Mouse, and all of their friends, families, and assorted pets. Beverly Cleary continues to capture the hearts and imaginations of children of all ages throughout the world.
Published January 1, 1960 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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Three kids and a dog dash around a farm to a rhyming text: “G for Grunt/That’s the pig./Nothing moves him./He’s too big.” The kids and animals make lots of noise, hide in the barn during a cloudburst, and race home, muddied but still noisy in this brightly restored read-aloud.

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As its title suggests, the energy level of this alphabet storybook runs high, thanks in part to Cleary's choice of verbs (""Flutter,"" ""Jabber,"" ""Rumble""), lively onomatopoeic sounds (""Kerchoo!"" ""Putt-putt,"" ""Toot-toot"") and animal noises (""Hee-haw,"" ""Quack-quack"") that lead off the...

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