PreS-K-A nighttime gust of wind sets off a chain reaction through a barn full of animals. The unimaginative text that follows begins with a sneezing cow: "'Moo-CHOO. Moo-CHOO.' The hay blew. Pig awoke. 'Oink-CHOO. Oink-CHOO.' She tripped and fell on Horse's shoe." Eventually the sounds wake young Sue, who decides "Some tea might do!" She cures the animals, but the story ends with her sneezing. Amateurish illustrations that look like crayon drawings fail to show movement, and the animals are stiffly rendered. The only artistic indication of a sneeze is in the form of thick white lines radiating from their mouths. The spreads are poorly designed, often blending together at the gutter in a confusing way that makes two separate scenes appear like one. Stick with Lynn Downey's The Flea's Sneeze (Holt, 2000), Ruth Brown's The Big Sneeze (Morrow, 1997) or Patricia Thomas's Stand Back, Said the Elephant, I'm Going to Sneeze (Lothrop, 1990) and skip this one.-Melinda Piehler, North Tonawanda Public Library, NY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.