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Pearson, Tracey Campbell.
New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2002.
IL K-3, RL 3.6
ISBN 0374399573

(2 booktalks)

Booktalk #1

Bob the Rooster is happy living in the coop with all the chickens.  But he has a problem.  Henrietta the Cat has told him that roosters don't cluck like chickens.  They crow and wake everyone up! Now, Rob has never heard a rooster and doesn't know what it sounds like to crow.  He's only heard clucking.  So Henrietta tries to teach him.  But all she can do is meow!  Join Bob and he searches for the sound that will make him top rooster in the coop.

Booktalk #2

Meet Bob.  He’s a rooster who doesn’t know how to crow!  He can “meow,” and “woof,” and “ribbet,” but he doesn’t “cock-a-doodle-doo” until he meets another rooster named Fred.  Read the book to find out how important it is to speak many languages!  YUM-YUM-BUGS! (D’Etta Broam, South Carolina Book Awards, 2006)

SUBJECTS:     Roosters -- Fiction.
                        Animal sounds -- Fiction.
                        Animals -- Fiction.
                        Humorous stories.


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