The Rooster's Gift by Pam Conrad

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Rooster has a special Gift. He believes that when he calls "Cot Cot Cot Ca-toodle tooooo" he make the sun come up. All the chickens, especially Smallest Hen, are in awe. And Rooster is in awe pretty proud of his Gift as well . . . too proud. Until one morning he oversleeps, and finds that the sun has risen without him! Full color.

About Pam Conrad

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Pam Conrad wrote many award-winning books for children, including the immensely popular "The Tub People " and " The Tub Grandfather, " both illustrated by Richard Egielski. She is also the author of a number of critically acclaimed novels, including Prairie Songs, a 1986 ALA Best Children's Book of the Year and a 1985 ALA Golden Kite Honor Book, and " Stonewords, " winner of the 1991 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Juvenile Mystery. Beddows is the illustrator of a number of books for young readers.
Published September 1, 1996 by Harpercollins Childrens Books. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As ""yellows pirouetted into the clouds"" and the ""sky ran from black, to indigo, to blue,"" Young Rooster is sure that his ""Cot Cot Cot Cot Ca-toodle tooooooo!"" has made the dawn appear: ""I make the day.

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