Flea's Sneeze

Flea's Sneeze

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On a dark, dark night

On an old, old farm

In a rickety, crickety

Tumbledown barn,

Everyone slept peacefully-

But not the flea . . .

A delightfully silly barnyard tale-now in paperback

What happens when a flea gets a bad case of the sniffles? Utter pandemonium in the barnyard! This rollicking picture book follows a lovable flea and his exceptional sneeze through the mayhem. Before the night is over, every animal-from the mouse to the cow-has something to say. Will the animals ever fall back to sleep?

Lynn Downey's quirky text and Karla Firehammer's charming pictures make this a winning story for preschool children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805088687
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date: 03/31/2009
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 18.00(w) x 18.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

About the Author

Lynn Downey is the author of Most Loved Monster among other books for young readers. She lives with her husband and three sons in Hempstead, Maryland.

Karla Firehammer is the illustrator of If the Shoe Fits and At Grandma's. She lives in Lenexa, Kansas, with her dogs, cat, and an occasional flea.

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Flea's Sneeze 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is very similar in theme to The Napping House. As such, I can't help but compare the two. And when I do, this one is definitely the loser.It's not really such a bad book, I guess. The repetitive rhymes are a little long. There are a few non sequiturs - the sneeze wakes them up, and then the bat is baffled so his eyes turn blue? It reminds the frog of his old nephew? (Worse, this is clearly just to fit the -oo rhyme scheme, meaning you have to say "old nephEW" with the stress on the last syllable.) In some books this randomness is quirky and fun. In this one, it just hits me as weird and nonsensical.
lekenned on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A cute little story about farm animals quitely sleeping in the barn, until the flea sneezes and sets off a whirlwind of chaos.
szanes on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A clever rendition reminiscent of "The Napping House". Playful text, sing-song rhyme and an open-ended finish make this a fun read aloud and copycat book for writers.
paroof on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Charming illustrations and predictable repetition made this one a favorite of my son when he was age 3. It also added the word "tumble-down" to his vocabulary.Very cute story.
MarthaSohl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a cute story about animals peacefully asleep in a barn except for a flea who had a cold. The flea coughed and sniffled but all the animals still slept until he loudly sneezed, waking all the animals. The flea felt much better after he sneezed and all the animals, including the flea, went to sleep except the hog who needed to sneeze.This book has wonderful illustrations and is fun to read because of the rhythm. I think children would be engaged listeners to this story. This would be a wonderful story to have children interact with making animal sounds. It has repetitive lines which can involve interaction of the children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 7 month old daughter and I loved this book. We read it at least once a day. So much so, that I am checking on more books written by Lynn Downey. Thanks so much.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my sons' favorites and a fun one to read for those of us who live for variety and don't get a lot of it! I recommend it, in fact I just ordered it as a gift.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful with it's easy rhyming and sweet story line. Both of my boys ages 1 and 5-1/2 years old bring this book to me everyday for me to read (not exaggerating).I was really suprised that my active 1 year old would sit still to the end, but he loves it. One of his new words is sneeze. The whole family knows the flea's story from start to finish by heart, but are not yet tired of it. This book has great rhyming that will strongly help prepare children for reading readiness. I highly recommend "The Flea's Sneeze" to book lovers of all ages!!