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Bruss, Deborah.
New York : Scholastic, 2000.
IL K-3, RL 1.9
ISBN 0439135257
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Have you ever wondered what dogs and cats are thinking when you go to school and leave them at home?  What about the animals on a farm where children have been playing all summer?  Well the barnyard animals become bored when the children who have been on the farm all summer return to school so they decide to take matters in their own hands and they head to the library.  The librarian isn’t quite sure why they are there or what they want because of their unusual speech.  The hen eventually clucks the words, “Book, book, book!”  The animals will not be left out of the school scene because they go back to the barnyard and have their own story time, complete with a puppet show, thanks to the cow.  Bet you’ll think twice about what your animals are doing while you’re sitting in a classroom or better yet…Your LIBRARY! (Laura Linder, South Carolina Book Awards, 2006)
SUBJECTS:     Domestic animals -- Fiction.
                        Animal sounds -- Fiction.
                        Libraries -- Fiction.
                        Books and reading -- Fiction.


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