Cock-a-Doodle-Oops! by Lori Degman
  

Synopsis

Cock-a-Doodle-Oops! by Lori Degman

When the rooster is away, who is there to ring in the day? Cock-a-Doodle Oops! is the humorous tale of a community of farm animals who band together to help out a rooster who is badly in need of a vacation. How hard can it be to wake up a sleeping farmer? While the rooster is gone, the pig, cow, sheep, and other farm animals attempt to rouse Farmer McPeeper with cock-a-doodle SQUEAL, cock-a-doodle MOO, and cock-a-doodle BAAAA, with hilarious results. The irresistible humor in this barnyard comedy builds vocabulary while encouraging children to cock-a-doodle-uh-oh along with the silly farm animals.

Reviews

Here is a book for everyone! The rollicking rhymes in Cock-A-Doodle Oops are sure to tickle the funny bone of every young reader, and the wonderful word play will appeal to the adult reader, making this a book that will be read over and over again. -- Jan Dundon, Anderson's Bookshops This bouncy, rhyming read-aloud is perfect for story time. The come-full-circle ending is sure to elicit lots of giggles. -- Erica Silverman, author of Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa ... the author displays a gift for rhymes and language that is clever rather than forced. She also skips the obvious (trite) solution of a general hullabaloo and just has Rooster leave a whispered cock-a-doodle-doo on McPeeper's bedside phone--a technology assist that displays pleasing ingenuity. Farmer McPeeper wakes up, feeling like he's slept for a week...which he has. Puns and foolery pitched just right for newly independent readers. -- Kirkus Reviews Bright colorful illustrations paired with a funny story will delight the children and amuse the parents... The vocabulary is simple enough that my 2nd grader could read it, but the 5 yr old enjoyed listening to me read it. -- Book Reviews by Tima If your child loved Click-Clack-Moo, they will ADORE this new book! The book is aimed at ages 3-9, and it definitely is the correct age group. Miss Grace as an early reader was able to get through most of the book, with some help. She adored how the animals solved the problem (aha, it teaches problem-solving too!), and laughed with uncontrollable glee at the end of the book (shhh, not telling- it's really ironic and funny!). The illustrations are perfect to the story and are adorable! If you have a child that adores farm stories, they will LOVE this book! We highly recommend it for adding to your child's Easter basket! -- Bless Their Hearts Mom Reviews A perfect bedtime story. It teaches little ones all the sounds farm animals make, the days of the week and gives them a whole lot of words and pictures to giggle about. The story is adorable and fun, and has a most amusing and surprising ending. There just can't be any young child out there who wouldn't love reading this book! There's one more added bonus-the book's petite size and light weight make it easy for small hands to hold and is ideal for a car or plane trip, since it doesn't take up a lot of space. -- Smart Books for Smart Kids Rollicking, rhyming farm fun...These bright, versed story pages are filled with funny energy and images appealing to an elementary audience... Kids will love this addictive, entertaining funny story, perfectly embellished with comic colored illustrations of every farm animal and Farmer McPeeper too. -- The Midwest Book Review An entertaining barnyard romp in which Rooster takes a vacation, and the other animals try to rouse the farmer...In a funny surprise ending, Rooster's homecoming doesn't entirely remedy the situation, and the animals must band together to come up with a viable solution. Youngest readers will learn animal sounds and days of the week, while beginning readers will welcome the upbeat rhymes. --Jennifer M. Brown, children's editor, Shelf Awareness This rhyming book is perfect for young children aged 3 years and upwards to listen to and join in with. This is beautifully illustrated and also has the days of the week and the names of the animals. This will help children to learn. But the real enjoyment comes from the story itself and having fun making all the animal noises. --Children's Web Magazine This book is absolutely adorable and fun! The animals try really hard to wake the farmer and we found ourselves laughing as each animal tried to mimic the rooster with no success.The pictures are fantastic-colorful, bright and fun. This is another book about farm animals but it has a different spin than most of the others. It teaches animal sounds in a new and exciting way! All in all, this is an excellent children's book! Review from my six year old son- 'This book is so funny that I am going to read it again right now!

--Libby's Fun Books This rhyming story is much like a poem with a plot. The story has wonderful flow from sentence to sentence. The flow keeps children interested in the story, wanting to hear/read more. The phrasing is smooth and easy for early readers. The content of the story relates to most children, regardless of sex or age. This story almost seems like a fun twist on the children's song 'Old MacDonald had a Farm'. The illustrations in 'Cock-a-Doodle Oops

-like farm animals are eye catching. One of the touches by the illustrator is that on every page in the background is the farmers house with 'zzzzz's

'cock-a-doodle'

--Today's Woman Blog Lori Degman writes with perfect rhyme and meter! There's no way you could read this book out of rhythm. And the humor is spot-on! Readers will love the images evoked by such phrases as when Farmer McPeeper was described as such a deep sleeper that 'not even an earthquake could shake him

-a-doodle-MOOOOOO was 'an udder disaster'! Deborah Zemke's caricatures of the farm animals are hilarious and will have readers entertained as they follow the trials and blunders of their attempts to wake up Farmer McPeeper. I swear I look the same way Farmer McPeeper does when I wake up in the morning to a loud and obnoxious alarm clock, although I rarely feel like I've slept for a week... what luxury! There are lots of farm books on the market, and just when you think there couldn't be another fresh take on an old subject along comes Cock-a-Doodle-Oops! Pick up your own copy soon, I know you'll crow about it too! --Juliana Lee, writer & reviewer, Crafting Stories Told in non-annoying rhyme (always a bonus for parents) and with delightfully expressive illustrations (Deborah Zemke can get a lot of attitude into cartoon eyes), the book follows each day of the week that Rooster is away. Each morning sounds almost--but not quite--right. There's cock-a-doodle SQUEAL,

--Cozy Little Book Journal In this humorous early reader--style story, farm animals try in vain to rouse Farmer McPeeper from sleep after Rooster takes off for a week at the beach. Initially intimidated by their newfound responsibility, Pig, Donkey, Cow, Sheep, and Goat each give it their best shots, failing with comical results:

./ Her cock-a-doodle-baaaaaaa/ didn't travel too faaa./ In fact, she barely made a peep! Degman's (1 Zany Zoo) rhymes have the structure and bounce of limericks, and are sprinkled with barnyard puns and hybrid animal rooster crows that readers will be itching to try out themselves. Zemke's (The Deep Deep Puddle) cartoons nail the wide-eyed, dumbfounded look of the animals as they scramble to fill the rooster's shoes. Luckily, the rooster finally returns home--albeit, with a cold that requires some additional clever thinking on the animals

--Publishers Weekly Love the rhythm and rhyme to this book. It flows smoothly, makes you chuckle, and cock-a-doodle oops! --Novel Nutritious The irresistible humor in this barnyard comedy builds vocabulary while encouraging children to cock-a-doodle-uh-oh along with the silly farm animals. MY THOUGHTS: 5 OUT OF 5 FLEURS DE LIS --Sweet Southern Home This rhyming picture book is perfect for young children aged 3 years and upwards to listen to and join in with. This is beautifully illustrated and also has the days of the week and the names of the animals. This will help children to learn them. But the real enjoyment comes from the story its self and having fun making all those animal noises. --Children's Web Magazine If you like funny books, you should read this book! --LitPick Reviews

About the Author

Lori Degman is an itinerant hearing teacher, working with deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The author of 1 Zany Zoo, she lives in Vernon Hills, IL. Deborah Zemke puts words and pictures together in unexpected and lively ways. The author and illustrator of more than 20 children's books and a frequent contributor to Ranger Rick magazine, she lives in Columbia, MO.

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Format

Hardback
36 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Lori Degman
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Publication date

29th May 2014

ISBN

9781939547071


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