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Who Wakes Rooster?
     

Who Wakes Rooster?

by Clare Hodgson Meeker, Megan Halsey (Illustrator)
 
Rooster wakes everyone, but what if Rooster doesn't wake up?


It's morning on the farm, but it's dark and eerily quiet. Only one watcher is awake to discover who wakes rooster and to see the farm burst into life upon his crow.


Clare Hodgson Meeker weaves a warm story around the fact that roosters rise in response to the sun's light. And Megan

Overview

Rooster wakes everyone, but what if Rooster doesn't wake up?


It's morning on the farm, but it's dark and eerily quiet. Only one watcher is awake to discover who wakes rooster and to see the farm burst into life upon his crow.


Clare Hodgson Meeker weaves a warm story around the fact that roosters rise in response to the sun's light. And Megan Halsey's stunning three-dimensional artwork beautifully captures both the peace of the sleeping farm and its bustling activity after rooster's cry.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Trina Heidt
The farm is quiet and dark. Where is everyone? The dark, three-dimensional pictures slowly get brighter as we watch members of a sleeping, soon-to-be lively farm yard. Finally, the sun shines and wakes Rooster who crows and wakes everyone else to begin their day. This is a simple account of how the action of one can begin a chain reaction.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreSIt's a quiet morning on the farmtoo quiet, indeed, for Bouncer isn't barking, Miranda isn't meowing. Not one of the residents is awake because the sun is trapped behind dark clouds and hasn't awakened the rooster. Then the sun breaks through, Rooster crows, and each creature, in turn, begins the day. Learning opportunities aboundanimals to identify, sounds to connect to owner and imitateall perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. Stylized illustrations have the three-dimensional look of collage in depicting each creature and person on the farm. A winner for preschool story times.Virginia Opocensky, formerly at Lincoln City Libraries, NE
Kirkus Reviews
Who wakes rooster? As it turns out, the sun has that responsibility. However, the book opens before sun-up, so readers meet a farm of slumbering creatures in the pre-dawn: dog and cat, horse and pig and cow and, yes, a snoozing rooster, who cracks into action come the early light, thus prompting a cacophony of moos, neighs, and snorts as the barnyard readies for another day. A little boy witnesses the transformation, then lets his mother think her kisses wake him. Meeker gets the diurnal rhythms of the farm just right, that ancient slipping from all quiet to all a-buzz, as she lets each animal's circumstance trip into the next's: "Bounce isn't barking. Where is Bounce? Dozing in his doghouse, peacefully dreaming, because Miranda isn't meowing. Where is Miranda?" The flow is gentle, the pulse is steady. Halsey's illustrations look like cut-outs, staged and photographed, that also reveal themselves as trompe l'oeil marvels. It adds a wondrous realism to the proceedings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689805417
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
09/01/1996
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.21(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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