Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cock-a-doodle-doo... a book review

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



Such a delightful farm scene of the early years! I love how Jim Aylesworth takes rhythmic words to show a day in the life of an early farming family. From the early morning crow of the rooster to the night call of the owl, we are whisked to a day full of animals, chores and family. As a family they milk the cows, feed the hens, hang the laundry, make dinner, shoe a mule, haul hay and more before they relax for the night. 
I love the illustrations and how Brad Sneed gives character to the 6 lanky kids, Mom and Dad and Grandma. Tall and lanky, detailed right down to their shoelaces. Old butter-churns, irons and crocks adorn the farmhouse of yesteryear. When families worked together and played together and had a closeness that is captured in this picture book. 
I loved this book, with 6 kids of my own and hobby farmers it spoke deeply to me of the bond between family and farm. 


Thanks to Holiday House Book for a copy of this in exchange for an honest review. 




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