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Cuckoo!

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Publisher Comments:

Hilarious and heartwarming read-aloud from IRA Childrens Book Award winner

 

Cuckoo hatches. And all is well. But when his brothers and sisters sing out Too-too-weet! Too-too-weet! Cuckoo instead chirps Cuckoo! and no one can understand him.

When he leaves his nest, Cuckoo still cant find anyone who speaks his language. He tries to communicate with the other animals—coomooing and buckooing and cabooing along the way—but he doesnt sound like anyone else out there! Just when he thinks all is lost, Cuckoo finds an unlikely friend who understands him perfectly.

IRA Childrens Book Award winner Fiona Roberton has created an utterly charming read-aloud about a little bird that will win fans over with his hilarious attempts at communication and determination to go to any length to find a friend.

Review:

"Design aficionados will appreciate the typographical voices that rowf, baa, and oink their way through the latest from Roberton (Wanted: The Perfect Pet). In a wallpapered hollow tree, light-gray Cuckoo hatches next to two dark-gray siblings. The squat, egg-shaped babies share a hug with their dove-white mother. Yet when they open their mouths, everyone but Cuckoo sings, 'Tootooweet!' in melodious, pink cursive script. Cuckoo clucks, 'Cuckoo!' in school bus black-and-yellow. 'It was all extremely confusing for everyone,' so Cuckoo goes 'in search of someone who could understand him.' Drawing in a fine, penciled line, Roberton depicts a denatured city where pigs catch the bus and cows eat at a diner. Cuckoo cannot communicate with any of the animals, and when he tries studying their languages, his 'Baa' is an incomprehensible 'Buckoo Buckaa Caboo!.... His brain hurt from all the learning.' Bilingual readers and instructors may feel dismayed by this development, and although Roberton gives Cuckoo a happy ending, in which the bird befriends a toddler whose cuckoo-bird robot has broken, a gloomy sense of Cuckoo's isolation and inability to communicate is what lingers. Ages 3 — 5. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

The much-anticipated follow-up to the IRA Children's Book Award winner

From the moment Spot answered Henry's ad in the newspaper, the two have been inseparable. But then on Henry's birthday, he gets a dog--the pet he's always wanted! Feeling left out, Spot leaves for his old home, and gets caught in a terrible storm. Henry is devastated when he finds Spot missing and is quickly hot on his trail. With the help of his new dog, Henry saves him and Spot finds out that even with a new pet in his life, Henry would never let his best friend go.

A delightful story with loads of heart, The Perfect Present showcases the strength of Henry and Spot's friendship. This irresistible duo will win over readers everywhere.

Synopsis:

Henry wants a dog more than anything in the world?more than a cowboy costume, even more than an all-expenses-paid trip to the moon. So he puts an ad in the newspaper to find the perfect pet.

Far away, a lonely duck who desperately wants a friend reads the ad. He has the clever idea to disguise himself as a dog and apply for the job of Henry?s best friend. But his cover is quickly blown when he isn?t very good at catching balls and his floppy ears and tail fall off. Henry is disappointed for a moment, until he thinks of all the amazing things this duck CAN do, and realizes he?s found the perfect pet after all.

Fiona Roberton?s irresistible illustrations and utterly charming characters will win the hearts of readers of all ages.

About the Author

Fiona Roberton is a graphic designer. This is her first picture book published in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399164972
Author:
Roberton, Fiona
Publisher:
Putnam Publishing Group
Subject:
Animals - Pets
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-General
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
20140231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
9.5 x 9 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 5 up to 8

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Product details 40 pages Putnam Publishing Group - English 9780399164972 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Design aficionados will appreciate the typographical voices that rowf, baa, and oink their way through the latest from Roberton (Wanted: The Perfect Pet). In a wallpapered hollow tree, light-gray Cuckoo hatches next to two dark-gray siblings. The squat, egg-shaped babies share a hug with their dove-white mother. Yet when they open their mouths, everyone but Cuckoo sings, 'Tootooweet!' in melodious, pink cursive script. Cuckoo clucks, 'Cuckoo!' in school bus black-and-yellow. 'It was all extremely confusing for everyone,' so Cuckoo goes 'in search of someone who could understand him.' Drawing in a fine, penciled line, Roberton depicts a denatured city where pigs catch the bus and cows eat at a diner. Cuckoo cannot communicate with any of the animals, and when he tries studying their languages, his 'Baa' is an incomprehensible 'Buckoo Buckaa Caboo!.... His brain hurt from all the learning.' Bilingual readers and instructors may feel dismayed by this development, and although Roberton gives Cuckoo a happy ending, in which the bird befriends a toddler whose cuckoo-bird robot has broken, a gloomy sense of Cuckoo's isolation and inability to communicate is what lingers. Ages 3 — 5. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
The much-anticipated follow-up to the IRA Children's Book Award winner

From the moment Spot answered Henry's ad in the newspaper, the two have been inseparable. But then on Henry's birthday, he gets a dog--the pet he's always wanted! Feeling left out, Spot leaves for his old home, and gets caught in a terrible storm. Henry is devastated when he finds Spot missing and is quickly hot on his trail. With the help of his new dog, Henry saves him and Spot finds out that even with a new pet in his life, Henry would never let his best friend go.

A delightful story with loads of heart, The Perfect Present showcases the strength of Henry and Spot's friendship. This irresistible duo will win over readers everywhere.

"Synopsis" by ,
Henry wants a dog more than anything in the world?more than a cowboy costume, even more than an all-expenses-paid trip to the moon. So he puts an ad in the newspaper to find the perfect pet.

Far away, a lonely duck who desperately wants a friend reads the ad. He has the clever idea to disguise himself as a dog and apply for the job of Henry?s best friend. But his cover is quickly blown when he isn?t very good at catching balls and his floppy ears and tail fall off. Henry is disappointed for a moment, until he thinks of all the amazing things this duck CAN do, and realizes he?s found the perfect pet after all.

Fiona Roberton?s irresistible illustrations and utterly charming characters will win the hearts of readers of all ages.

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