Hurry! Hurry!by Eve Bunting
Now in a board book edition, Eve Bunting's simple, energetic text and Jeff Mack's vibrant illustrations come
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Rooster is spreading the word: "Hurry! Hurry!" The crowd gets bigger, faster, and noisier as all the animals follow Rooster, arriving at the peaceful barn just in time to greet the tiniest member of the farm family as he pecks his way out of his egg.
Now in a board book edition, Eve Bunting's simple, energetic text and Jeff Mack's vibrant illustrations come together in a joyful, welcoming book that's perfect for preschoolers.
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.
“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
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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- 34 MB
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- Age Range:
- Up to 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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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.
Perfect for pre-schoolers and older toddlers. Highly recommended.