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Elvis the Rooster and the Magic Words

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Elvis knows what it takes to be boss. He's the rooster's rooster. In his opinion, he's handsome, charming, and intelligent — no wonder the chickens love him so much. He has it all . . . until Cluck Gable, the peacock, shows up. Suddenly Elvis can't even get a decent breakfast! Are the chickens trying to tell him something? Something about magic words? Can they teach an old rooster new tricks? Maybe. And then again, maybe not.

The popular rooster from Denys Cazet's Minnie and Moo...

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Overview

Elvis knows what it takes to be boss. He's the rooster's rooster. In his opinion, he's handsome, charming, and intelligent — no wonder the chickens love him so much. He has it all . . . until Cluck Gable, the peacock, shows up. Suddenly Elvis can't even get a decent breakfast! Are the chickens trying to tell him something? Something about magic words? Can they teach an old rooster new tricks? Maybe. And then again, maybe not.

The popular rooster from Denys Cazet's Minnie and Moo books returns for another one-of-a-kind, laugh-out-loud adventure.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr Gr 3-Elvis is a macho rooster who, accustomed to being ruler of his roost, has a hard time appreciating the courtesy of his farm mates. However, when a Hollywood-type peacock who isn't afraid to bare his more feminine side comes to visit the farm, Elvis learns a valuable lesson in kindness--well almost. This fun beginning reader about etiquette written and illustrated by Denys Cazet (HarperTrophy, pap. 2004) is read by Barbara Caruso; the production would have fared better with a masculine voice for the brusque Elvis. However, Caruso lowers her gentle voice to a grumble for Elvis, and assumes a slight drawl for his peacock nemesis, Cluck Gable. Subtle sound effects and music add to telling.-Jennifer Verbrugge, Dakota County Library, Burnhaven Branch, Burnsville, MN Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Elvis gets a pointed lesson in manners from coop-mates in his second solo outing. Swaggering beneath an oversized, pompadour-shaped wattle, he raps out commands to his harem, scorning his buddies' "please" and "thank you" when the hens serve breakfast. But his ego gets a double whammy when resplendent (and courteous) peacock Chick Gable passes through, turning all the ladies' heads; suddenly, Elvis is no longer the center of attention, and his brusque demands for breakfast are met with either nothing, or a few kernels of dry corn. Readers will get the message before Elvis does, but with a bit of prodding, even he comes around in the end. The expressively posed poultry in Cazet's cramped but colorful barnyard scenes add even more life and humor to this engaging episode; steer children who need a little more work-especially with table manners-to the Buehners' It's a Spoon, Not a Shovel! (1995) or Cuyler's Please Say Please (below). (Easy reader. 6-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060005108
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/11/2004
  • Series: I Can Read Book 3 Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.62 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Denys Cazet is the author and illustrator of more than 25 picture books for children, including Never Spit On Your Shoes, winner of the California Young Readers Medal.

The books about Minnie and Moo are his first for beginning readers. He was inspired to tell stories about the silly cow best-friends when he passed a herd of cows in which all but two were facing the same way. The other two stood next to each other, facing in the opposite direction from the rest of the cows. He immediately dubbed the two nonconformists Minnie and Moo and imagined the adventures two cows who were loyal friends rather than followers of the herd. Mr. Cazet is currently writing I Can Read Books featuring Elvis the Rooster from the farm on which Minnie and Moo live.

Mr. Cazet was an elementary school teacher for 25 years, and has also been a school librarian and elementary school media specialist. He remains active in his local elementary school parent and advisory committees. A California native, Mr. Cazet lives with his family in the foothills of the Napa Valley.

Denys Cazet is the author and illustrator of more than 25 picture books for children, including Never Spit On Your Shoes, winner of the California Young Readers Medal.

The books about Minnie and Moo are his first for beginning readers. He was inspired to tell stories about the silly cow best-friends when he passed a herd of cows in which all but two were facing the same way. The other two stood next to each other, facing in the opposite direction from the rest of the cows. He immediately dubbed the two nonconformists Minnie and Moo and imagined the adventures two cows who were loyal friends rather than followers of the herd. Mr. Cazet is currently writing I Can Read Books featuring Elvis the Rooster from the farm on which Minnie and Moo live.

Mr. Cazet was an elementary school teacher for 25 years, and has also been a school librarian and elementary school media specialist. He remains active in his local elementary school parent and advisory committees. A California native, Mr. Cazet lives with his family in the foothills of the Napa Valley.

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