Bob

by Tracey Campbell Pearson

Bob’s a rooster among chickens, and he only knows how to cluck. One day the... read more

Bob’s a rooster among chickens, and he only knows how to cluck. One day the farm cat finally breaks it to him—he’s a rooster, and he needs to learn how to crow. “Will you teach me?” Bob asks. But the cat can only teach him to meow. Setting off in search of a rooster, Bob meets a parade of other animals. He learns how to woof-wag like a dog, ribbet-hop like a frog, moo like cows, and whooo like an owl. Finally, he finds a rooster—and success. Back at the farm, an unsuspecting fox sneaks up on the henhouse, undeterred by Bob’s warning crow. But when the fox hears a cat, a dog, frogs, cows, and an owl in the coop as well, he runs quickly away. Tracey Campbell Pearson’s amusing tale is illustrated in boldly colored full-page artwork. The singular Bob is particularly striking, standing out on each two-page spread with his handsomely speckled black-and-white feathers and bright red comb. (Ages 3-6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2003

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