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Rooster's Off to See the World

by Eric Carle
     
 

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One fine morning, a rooster sets off to see the world. Soon he's joined by two cats, then three frogs, then four turtles, then five fish. But one group by one, his new friends decide to head home, leaving the rooster alone again — and ready to return to his own comfortable home as well. Bold, colorful collage illustrations, a beguiling story, and a simple

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One fine morning, a rooster sets off to see the world. Soon he's joined by two cats, then three frogs, then four turtles, then five fish. But one group by one, his new friends decide to head home, leaving the rooster alone again — and ready to return to his own comfortable home as well. Bold, colorful collage illustrations, a beguiling story, and a simple introduction to number sets, addition, and subtraction combine to make Rooster's Off to See the World a delight for Eric Carle's many young fans.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
An octet of favorite picture books now appears as board book editions. Wanderlust sends a rooster to the road, and loneliness leads him to take on traveling companions in the adventure-cum-counting book Rooster's Off to See the World by Eric Carle. The type may be small, to fit the format, but symbols in the corner of each spread help readers keep track of the travelers' growing number. (Jan.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Carle's trademark tissue-paper collages dress up a story that packs a lesson about counting up and counting down. Ages 4-8. (June) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
Mr. Rooster in all his splendor has decided that he wants to travel and see the world. It is a beautiful sunny day, but Rooster is feeling a bit lonely on his outing. When he meets two cats, he invites them to come along. They are delighted to do so, and the entourage adds two cats to the one rooster. As the story progresses, three frogs, four turtles and five fish are added to the group. Unfortunately, Rooster hasn't given any thought to food or shelter, and his newfound companions start to head back home as does our hungry, homesick Rooster. It is a delightful counting book from one to five and then backwards from five to one. Carle's collages are eye-catching. The little images in the upper page corners will assist kids with their counting. It is wonderful to set out on an adventure, but there is nothing so sweet as one's home.
—Marilyn Courtot
Children's Literature - Children's Literature
One morning Rooster decides to set out on a journey to see the world. On his way, he meets two cats, three frogs, four turtles, and five fish who all wish to join him on his adventure. However, when it begins to get dark, all the animals start to wonder if it is such a good idea after all. Rooster has not thought about dinner and a warm place to sleep for himself and all his friends. One by one, the animals return home and Rooster is left alone. Finally, he too decides to return to his comfortable perch, eat a good meal, and be content to dream of seeing the world. As always, Carle's rich, bright collages are beautiful. However, in this package, the book is very tiny and the detail in some of the illustrations gets lost. The box contains a set of six rubber stamps with different animals on each one, an inkpad, the book, and a block of blank paper. 1997 (orig.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689826849
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
06/01/1999
Series:
World of Eric Carle Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
292,923
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
510L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Eric Carle is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of more than seventy books for very young children including his most well-known title The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Born in Syracuse, New York, Eric Carle moved to Germany with his parents when he was six years old. He studied at the prestigious art school, the Akademie der bildenden Künste, in Stuttgart before returning to the United States, where he worked as a graphic designer for The New York Times and later as art director for an international advertising agency. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, now considered a modern classic, has sold more than 41 million copies and has been translated into sixty-two languages. With his late wife, Barbara, Eric Carle cofounded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Massachusetts in 2002. Eric Carle divides his time between the Florida Keys and the hills of North Carolina.

Eric Carle is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of more than seventy books for very young children including his most well-known title The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Born in Syracuse, New York, Eric Carle moved to Germany with his parents when he was six years old. He studied at the prestigious art school, the Akademie der bildenden Künste, in Stuttgart before returning to the United States, where he worked as a graphic designer for The New York Times and later as art director for an international advertising agency. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, now considered a modern classic, has sold more than 41 million copies and has been translated into sixty-two languages. With his late wife, Barbara, Eric Carle cofounded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Massachusetts in 2002. Eric Carle divides his time between the Florida Keys and the hills of North Carolina.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Northampton, Massachusetts and the Berkshires
Date of Birth:
June 25, 1929
Place of Birth:
Syracuse, New York
Education:
Akademie der bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, 1946-50
Website:
http://www.eric-carle.com/

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