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Posted June 16, 2004
'How are you gonna' keep `em down on the farm after they've seen Paree?' The answer to that question is you're not, at least in the case of Monsieur Monmouton's live stock. Monsieur Monmouton is a farmer, and the proud owner of almost a dozen silly sheep, five inquiring geese, three avaricious goats, four almost contented cows, numerous pigeons, two plus size pigs, nine clucking chickens, a proud rooster, and one very put upon dog. During the summer people would often flee Paris to picnic or camp in the farmer's pleasant fields. During the evenings some of his visitors would tell him about life in Paris, and when they left they invited him to visit them. Much as Monsieur Monmouton wanted to visit that beautiful city and as much as he thought he needed a vacation, he had no one to look after his animals. The solution? He piled all of them into his old truck and took them with him. What an adventure that was! The sheep couldn't wait to go to the Rue de Faubourg Saint-Honore to see the latest fashions, while the geese trotted off to the Seine for a boat ride. The Luxembourg Gardens were in peril when the goats arrived, and the cows strolled the Louvre. Author/illustrator Stock pairs her story with glowing watercolor illustrations that fill the pages of this unlikely, uproarious adventure.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.