When Elston decides he doesn't want to be a rooster anymore, the Barnesyard animal friends learn the hard way what can go wrong if an animal pretends to be someone he's not. Convinced that the other animals dislike him because he wakes them up every morning, Elston decides he'd rather be a donkey. Although his pal Ernest steadfastly tries to convince him otherwise, Elston insists on hiding his beautiful feathers and doing everything he can to stifle his crow. Chaos soon occurs in the barnyard, however, when the animals fail to wake up in the morning and their daily routine is turned upside down. As the day unfolds, Elston gradually comes to appreciate that everyone is special just as they are. Inspired by real-life animals and events at the Barnesyard farm, this endearing tale teaches children about celebrating their differences and being themselves.
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Laura T. Barnes is the author of Ernest and the Big Itch, Ernest's Special Christmas, Teeny Tiny Ernest, and Twist and Ernest. She lives in Sergeantsville, New Jersey. Carol A. Camburn is the illustrator for the Ernest series books as well as The Beast Who Couldn't Say Boo, My First Book About Money, and One Dollar. She lives in Quakertown, Pennsylvania.
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