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Pig, Horse, or Cow, Don't Wake Me Now
     

Pig, Horse, or Cow, Don't Wake Me Now

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by Arlene Alda
 

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Morning time means waking up. But sometimes it comes too soon! In this lively companion to Sheep, Sheep, Sheep, Help Me Fall Asleep, Arlene Alda's playful verse and original photographs explore a world of little ones who need some coaxing to open their eyes. But from the duck, cat, and calf in the yard, to the little boy in the house, there is always one

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Morning time means waking up. But sometimes it comes too soon! In this lively companion to Sheep, Sheep, Sheep, Help Me Fall Asleep, Arlene Alda's playful verse and original photographs explore a world of little ones who need some coaxing to open their eyes. But from the duck, cat, and calf in the yard, to the little boy in the house, there is always one thing that gets them trotting, galloping, or racing to greet the day.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
PW praised the "jaunty rhymes" and "unadorned, close-up photos" in this early-morning story about farm animals. Ages 3-7. (Aug.)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-A companion to Alda's Sheep, Sheep, Sheep, Help Me Fall Asleep (Doubleday, 1992) that once again makes a connection between the animal and human world. Written in elementary rhyme, the story starts with a peacock calling for corn, and from there one creature's sounds wake up another-a calf, a lamb, a duck, etc.-in succession, until finally a boy is roused from his dreams. He races his mother down to breakfast, where he ``ate like a pig and chomped like a horse.'' While the flow of the opening pages works well, the leap to the waking boy is less convincing. His exploits take up the latter half of the book, slowing the narrative considerably. Only very young children who delight in seeing photographs of real animals would find much of interest in this title. While the pictures are colorful and sharply focused, they are rather static. Only by moving back to the resplendent peacock does the book regain a sense of composure and closure.-Martha Topol, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440412267
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
07/01/1996
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.14(d)
Age Range:
7 Years

Meet the Author


Arlene Alda
(born Arlene Weiss in the Bronx, NY) graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hunter College, received a Fulbright Scholarship to study clarinet in Germany, and became a clarinetist in the Houston Symphony, under Leopold Stokowski. She then married the actor Alan Alda and after their youngest daughter started school, Alda pursued her interests in photography and in writing. She is now the author of 17 books, including bestselling, award-winning children's titles as well as books for adults.

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Pig, Horse, or Cow, Don't Wake Me Now 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
suubeey More than 1 year ago
I teach kindergarten and this is a great book that I can't wait to read to my new students when we start school in the fall. Great sense of rhyming words. The Peacock wakes up and makes a sound and this starts the other animals getting around. The boy gets up and races with his mom to get to breakfast. Characteristics of animals are woven into the boy getting up and ready for the day. A good descriptive book for young children.