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Cock-a-doodle-doo, Creak, Pop-pop, Moo
by Jim Aylesworth
Brad Sneed, Illustrator

Paperback | 32 pages | 10 x 10 | US$ 7.99
ISBN: 9780823427543 | 01-15-2013

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Grade: PRESCHOOL | Age: 3 to 6

Themes: Farming & Farm Life, Rhyme & Alliteration
Recommendations: A, C, K, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
K: RF.3, RL.5, RL.7
1,2: RF.3, RL.4

About the Book
Rooster crows,
Wake up, girls,
And little boys, too.

Breakfast ham pop-pops, cows moo as they're being milked, girls feed clucking hens, and boys split wood-whack! When chores are done, rockers squeak, and kids play games whiles Grandma's knitting needles click and the clock ticks.

Jim Aylesworth uses rhythms that are reminiscent of reals music, rhyme, and onomatopoeia to write about a day in the life of a farm family. To illustrate this joyful text, Brad Sneed draws inspiration from the American regionalism art movement and creates figures that are earthy, yet elegant and heroic. This book is a celebration of work, play, family, food, and farm life!

This book is aligned with the Language Arts COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS for kindergartners and first graders in Literature and Foundation Skills: (RF.K.1-2, RF.1.1, RL.K.1, 10, RL.1.1-3).

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"Crisp,clear lines rich in onomatopoeia describe a day from morning to night in this nostalgic paean to life on a farm, while stylized, retro watercolors provide a humorous look at the farm's residents, both animal and human."—Kirkus Reviews