Is Everyone Ready for Fun?

Is Everyone Ready for Fun?

by Jan Thomas
     
 

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Chicken has some unexpected and exuberant cow visitors who have exciting plans for jumping, dancing, and wiggling on his teeny-tiny couch, and Chicken is none too happy about it. That is until the fun concludes with a quiet, cozy and delicious nap for all!See more details below

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Chicken has some unexpected and exuberant cow visitors who have exciting plans for jumping, dancing, and wiggling on his teeny-tiny couch, and Chicken is none too happy about it. That is until the fun concludes with a quiet, cozy and delicious nap for all!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS—Three cows decide that it's time to have fun, which entails jumping, dancing, and wiggling on Chicken's sofa. Chicken is not happy about this until the cows hit on a use for the sofa that she, too, can appreciate. The text begins before the actual title page and falls into a pattern. On one spread, for example, a cow declares, "It's time to jump" and the page turn reveals the gleeful bovines shouting, "JUMP! Up and down, up and down. Let's all JUMP up and down! On Chicken's sofa!" Chicken lays down the law, "There's no JUMPING on my sofa!" and then the cycle starts again. This silly story just begs to be read aloud and invites youngsters to move and shake along with the cows. The simple text is related via speech bubbles, making the narrative great for multiple voices. The artist's bright and vibrant illustrations add to the exuberant tone. Children will love the humor and the art and will beg for the book to be read over and over. Perfect for preschool storytimes.—Lora Van Marel, Orland Park Public Library, IL
Publishers Weekly
Like a Saturday morning cartoon, Thomas's (Let's Count Goats!) rowdy characters and simple plot unfold in a series of scenes that build up to the one-joke resolution. The excitement begins even before the title page as three cows hop onto a small, red sofa—much to the chagrin of its owner, a flustered chicken—and one of them asks, "Is everyone ready for fun?" The sofa endures quite a beating as the cows demonstrate their definition of "fun" ("Jump! up and down, up and down. Let's all jump up and down!"), and Thomas's text repeats its pattern, teasing readers with an "It's time to..." as the cows try one forbidden activity after another. The chicken watches in horror, finally shouting "Enough! There will be no more jumping, dancing, or wiggling on my sofa!!" Thomas's illustrations energetically emphasize the cows' frenetic energy and the chicken's frustration, which are sure to draw giggles. When the cows decide that napping is the only thing left to do, collapsing in a heap on the sofa, it's not hard to imagine preschoolers doing the same. Ages 3�5. (Sept.)
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"Like a Saturday morning cartoon, Thomas's (Let's Count Goats!) rowdy characters and simple plot unfold in a series of scenes that build up to the one-joke resolution.... Thomas's illustrations energetically emphasize the cows' frenetic energy and the chicken's frustration, which are sure to draw giggles. When the cows decide that napping is the only thing left to do, collapsing in a heap on the sofa, it's not hard to imagine preschoolers doing the same."

Publishers Weekly, July 18, 2011

"This silly story just begs to be read aloud and invites youngsters to move and shake along with the cows. The simple text is related via speech bubbles, making the narrative great for multiple voices. The artist’s bright and vibrant illustrations add to the exuberant tone. Children will love the humor and the art and will beg for the book to be read over and over. Perfect for preschool storytimes."

School Library Journal, September 2011

Children's Literature - Susan Borges
This eye-catching and hilarious story will delight the very youngest readers with its simple predictable story line and vividly expressive illustrations. Three loveable brown cows get into trouble when they visit chicken and immediately begin to jump up and down on his sofa! Chicken strongly objects and his words are written in a large voice bubble containing bold text and red type for emphasis on the word "jump" because jumping is not allowed. As the playful cows try to have more fun at chicken's house, chicken scolds them and the words in his voice bubble are again highlighted by red to indicate the forbidden activity: "dance," and then "wiggle." Children will begin to read the predictable conversation out loud, and young readers will delight in the humor and enthusiasm of the playful cows. This colorful book is wonderfully fun, lively, and silly, making it a very popular read for young children. With or without an adult reading partner, children will eagerly read to the end, and then laugh out loud when they discover what finally makes three fun-loving brown cows and an unhappy nervous chicken very happy! Reviewer: Susan Borges

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442435742
Publisher:
Beach Lane Books
Publication date:
09/27/2011
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
40
File size:
6 MB
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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