This story tells us of a rooster, who one foggy Friday morning, loses his voice. He can't crow, so no one can get up. What a dilemma! Other animals try to crow. The pig goes OINK-A-OODLE-OO. The cow goes MOO-A-MOOLE-MOO, but it cannot replace COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO. So Bonnie Bumble looks all over the farm for the rooster's voice but can't find it. Finally, the fog lifts and Bonnie Bumble finds the rooster's voice. The happy rooster crows and crows and crows, waking everyone up on the farm except Bonnie Bumble, who has fallen asleep after the exhausting search for his voice. A delightful story with colorful illustrations. It can be read aloud with plenty of silly sounds. 2000, Candlewick Press,
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-It's a foggy morning at Bonnie Bumble's farm. The rooster has lost his cock-a-doodle-doo and as a result, "-no one could get up. Even the flowers stayed in their beds." Inside the barn, the pig, the cow, and the chicks try to crow but to no avail. Bonnie Bumble drags herself out of bed, searches the yard, and eventually finds the rooster's voice and all is well. This slight story is flawed. All of the animals and the farmer are up, trying to help the rooster find his voice, which contradicts the premise of the book: that no one could wake up without the rooster. Craig's charming watercolor illustrations are an improvement on the story, but this book remains a marginal purchase.-Ann Cook, formerly at Winter Park Public Library, FL Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.