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Hurry! Hurry!
     

Hurry! Hurry!

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by Eve Bunting, Jeff Mack (Illustrator)
 

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Rooster is spreading the word: Hurry! Hurry! All the animals rush to the barn—and arrive just in time to greet the tiniest member of the farm family, hatching out of his egg.

Eve Bunting’s simple energetic text and Jeff Mack’s colorful art come together in a joyful book that’s perfect for preschoolers.

Overview

Rooster is spreading the word: Hurry! Hurry! All the animals rush to the barn—and arrive just in time to greet the tiniest member of the farm family, hatching out of his egg.

Eve Bunting’s simple energetic text and Jeff Mack’s colorful art come together in a joyful book that’s perfect for preschoolers.

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“The sweet story is filled with movement and excitement as the animals happily rush to witness the event. Acrylic spreads are bright and cheerful, and the simple text is done in bold, colorful type with exclamation marks galore. This charming story celebrates the anticipation of a new life and its long-awaited appearance.”—School Library Journal, starred review

 “A deceptively simple, joyous offering, this will surely enliven story hours, and its enthusiastic tone may rub off on kids who are facing the impending arrival of a new sibling with decidedly less eagerness.”—Booklist, starred review

Children's Literature - Curry Coates
The rooster on the farm begins the story by yelling, "Hurry." The goat seems to be the first to hear the call and replies, "Coming! Coming!" Then, the duck, swimming in the pond with her ducklings, yells to them, "Ready? Ready?" All of a sudden, they begin to leave the pond and yell to their mother, "Yes! Yes." The mother cow then tries to get her calves to go. When she says to them, "Quickly! Quickly!" they reply, "Can't! Can't!" The calves do not think that they will be able to make it, but the mother keeps encouraging them. The sheep have gathered and are all on their way when the dogs catch up with them and encourage them to go faster. The pigs come next and insist that the piglets "Run! Run!" By this time all of the animals on the farm are nearing their destination when they hear the rooster yelling for them to hurry. As they arrive at the barn, they see the rooster, the hen, and a nest with an egg in it. They all get quiet and watch closely as the egg begins to hatch. This book, with its big, colorful illustrations and "tellable," repetitious text, is great for young readers. The visuals convey a sense of motion throughout this harried story, and it helps young readers think about life and life cycles on the farm. Reviewer: Curry Coates
School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1
The calm of a bucolic farmyard with its grazing sheep and tranquil cows is shattered by a rooster shouting, "HURRY! HURRY!" "COMING! COMING!" answers a jumping goat. "Ready? Ready?" asks a duck of her three ducklings, who respond, "Yes! Yes!" as they lift out of the water and fly toward the barn. Pigs and a sheepdog join the throng standing inside the barn door watching as the newest member of the farm family pecks its way out of an egg. "CHEEP! CHEEP!" and "I'm here! I'm here!" are its first words to the animal community, which greets the arrival with limbs flung high in triumph. The sweet story is filled with movement and excitement as the animals happily rush to witness the event. Acrylic spreads are bright and cheerful, and the simple text is done in bold, colorful type with exclamation marks galore. This charming story celebrates the anticipation of a new life and its long-awaited appearance.
—Maryann H. OwenCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780544227330
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/25/2014
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
453,652
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 3 Years

Meet the Author

EVE BUNTING is the author of many acclaimed books for young readers, including the Caldecott Medal–winning Smoky Night. Her numerous honors include the prestigious Kerlan Award for her body of work. Ms. Bunting lives in Pasadena, California.

JEFF MACK has illustrated Rub-a-Dub Sub and Starry Safari by Linda Ashman, We’re Rabbits! by Lisa Westberg Peters, and James Howe’s Bunnicula and Friends beginning-reader series. He lives in Easthampton, Massachusetts.

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Hurry! Hurry! 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter fell in love with this book after learning to "sing" it at our local library's story time. The song simply extends upon the text. For example although the words on the first page only say "Hurry, hurry." The song extends it to "Hurry, hurry said the rooster, hurry, hurry cock-a-doodle-do." In this way it becomes very fun and engaging.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfect for pre-schoolers and older toddlers. Highly recommended.