“Good farm fun.” ―Kirkus Reviews
The Tuckers’ farm is a peaceful place where everyone has a job and no one complains. That is, until a hapless peacock falls off the back of a passing truck and stirs things up. Soon, customers are flocking to the farm to see what all the fuss is about. But the hens don’t like the newcomer getting attention while they do all the hard work. When a wise old hound sees the problem, he helps orchestrate a job swap.
What follows is the riotous tale of three hens who get in way over their feathered heads, and one very distressed peacock who just can’t figure out how to lay an egg.
Lester Laminack has created a comical look at envy, finding your strength, and what happens when we underestimate the value of others’ work. Henry Cole’s delightful illustrations heighten the story’s humor and will have readers of all ages laughing out loud.
Teacher’s Guide available!
Children’s Choice Book Awards Kindergarten to Second Grade Book of the Year – Children’s Book Council
Children’s Choices – International Reading Association, Children’s Book Council
Best Children’s Books of the Year (Starred) – Bank Street College of Education
Read Aloud Book Award – Center for Excellence in Literacy Instruction
|Publisher:||Peachtree Publishing Company|
|Product dimensions:||9.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Henry Cole is the illustrator of more than ninety books for children, including bestsellers such as The Leprechaun’s Gold, Little Bo, and Tango Makes Three, and Oink!, in addition to many of his own books, such as A Nest For Celeste and Jack’s Garden. He lives in Florida.