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Barnyard Lullaby
     

Barnyard Lullaby

by Frank Asch
 

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It's bedtime on the farm, and Mother Hen is singing her chicks to sleep: "Gather round, my children, Cuddle as I sing, Let yourselves grow sleepy, Safe beneath my wing..." Mother Cow, too, begins to sing to her calf, and Horse, Pig, Sheep, and Goose all join in with their verses. To the farmer in his bed, it all sounds like so much clucking, mooing,

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It's bedtime on the farm, and Mother Hen is singing her chicks to sleep: "Gather round, my children, Cuddle as I sing, Let yourselves grow sleepy, Safe beneath my wing..." Mother Cow, too, begins to sing to her calf, and Horse, Pig, Sheep, and Goose all join in with their verses. To the farmer in his bed, it all sounds like so much clucking, mooing, neighing, and oinking...but to the animal babies, it's a beautiful lullaby.

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Children's Literature - Deborah Palgon
One quiet night in the barnyard, a Mother Hen begins to sing to her chicks. All the farmer hears is a loud racket, but to the chicks it is a beautiful lullaby. Upon hearing Mother Hen's song, all the other farmyard Mothers begin to sing to their babies. Will the farmer ever fall asleep? As an author and illustrator of nearly sixty children's books, including the popular Moonbear series, Frank Asch has once again succeeded in combining his humor and artistry in this barnyard tale for children.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreSA farmer and his wife are tucked in bed when the various farm creatures begin singing their babies to sleep. The chicks, calf, colt, piglets, lamb, and goslings all appreciate their mothers' soothing lullabies, but the farmer hears only an irritating chorus of animal noises. The tables are turned, however, when the annoyed man wakes his wife and their baby and the human mother sings a song that is only noise to the animals but beautiful to the infant and his father. This entertaining premise is carried out in a sweet narrative that includes the poetic lullabies sung to each baby. Every song has the same gentle second stanza for a unifying theme of peace and love. Full- and half-page clever, blocky cartoons done with minimal but expressive lines and in rich, muted, nighttime colors are well balanced and artfully arranged in a pleasingly varied format that includes several different typefaces. The basic lullaby with musical notation is appended.Patricia Pearl Dole, formerly at First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689842566
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
04/01/2001
Edition description:
1 ALADDIN
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.16(d)
Lexile:
730L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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