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Publisher Comments:

Psst, listen up.
Are you ready?

Oink!
Oink-a-Doodle
Oink-a-Doodle-Doo
Oink-a-Doodle-Moo

Now you say it back. . . .

A barnyard game of telephone goes wildly wrong in this hilarious picture book that demands to be read out loud.

Review:

"In Hip and Hop Don't Stop! and Yes, Yes, Yaul! Czekaj has made clear his affinity for old-school hip-hop. He dials the entertainment back even further in this barnyard tale, which is propelled by an old-fashioned game of telephone. 'I have a secret,' a bubble-gum pink pig whispers, hoof to mouth, to a blank-eyed rooster: 'Oink. Pass it on.' The rooster, in turn, relays an 'Oink-a-doodle-doo' to a cow, whose 'Oink-a-doodle-moo' becomes a frog's 'Oink-a-ribbit-moo,' and so on. Czekaj's (Cat Secrets) cartoon animals race around the farm wearing determined expressions that contrast comically with the absurdity of the message they are delivering, and when a cat asks a hapless dog to pass on 'Hee-haw-oink-baa-quack-caw-ribbit-hiss-neigh-meow-moo-hoo-squeak,' the dog gulps. He runs helter-skelter to the pig and, with an embarrassed, hangdog look, eventually confesses, 'I can't do it.' The book's ending becomes its beginning as the pig says, 'Don't worry... we'll just start over!' Czekaj wrings an impressive amount of humor from a simple conceit; the story will likely have children ready to play telephone (or just make some animal noises). Ages 3 — 6. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Jef Czekaj is a cartoonist, children's book author and illustrator, and underground DJ. His comic Grampa and Julie: Shark Hunters ran in Nickelodeon magazine for more than ten years. Jef's other picture books include Cat Secrets; Hip & Hop, Don't Stop!; and The Circulatory Story. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Jef Czekaj is a cartoonist, children's book author and illustrator, and underground DJ. His comic Grampa and Julie: Shark Hunters ran in Nickelodeon magazine for more than ten years. Jef's other picture books include Cat Secrets; Hip & Hop, Don't Stop!; and The Circulatory Story. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062060112
Author:
Czekaj, Jef
Publisher:
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Author:
Czekaj
Author:
Jef
Subject:
Animals - Farm Animals
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Farm Animals
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8 x 11 x 0.25 in 22.8 oz
Age Level:
from 3 up to 6

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Product details 32 pages Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - English 9780062060112 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In Hip and Hop Don't Stop! and Yes, Yes, Yaul! Czekaj has made clear his affinity for old-school hip-hop. He dials the entertainment back even further in this barnyard tale, which is propelled by an old-fashioned game of telephone. 'I have a secret,' a bubble-gum pink pig whispers, hoof to mouth, to a blank-eyed rooster: 'Oink. Pass it on.' The rooster, in turn, relays an 'Oink-a-doodle-doo' to a cow, whose 'Oink-a-doodle-moo' becomes a frog's 'Oink-a-ribbit-moo,' and so on. Czekaj's (Cat Secrets) cartoon animals race around the farm wearing determined expressions that contrast comically with the absurdity of the message they are delivering, and when a cat asks a hapless dog to pass on 'Hee-haw-oink-baa-quack-caw-ribbit-hiss-neigh-meow-moo-hoo-squeak,' the dog gulps. He runs helter-skelter to the pig and, with an embarrassed, hangdog look, eventually confesses, 'I can't do it.' The book's ending becomes its beginning as the pig says, 'Don't worry... we'll just start over!' Czekaj wrings an impressive amount of humor from a simple conceit; the story will likely have children ready to play telephone (or just make some animal noises). Ages 3 — 6. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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