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Wake Up, Big Barn!

3.59  ·  Rating Details  ·  46 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
A gorgeous first picture book which demands to be read aloud by an exciting new author/illustrator about a rowdy and rollicking farm.

Suzanne Chitwood's show stopping, eye-popping art style is bound to be the buzz of the season. Drawn in a classical style and "painted" in papers and other materials from top-secret sources, Suzanne's mud-bathing piggies, wiggling weather van
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by Cartwheel
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Oct 12, 2015 Vivian rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
These big bright torn-paper collage illustrations work very well in a library story time setting. The brief text per page is another plus. Our theme was OWLS, so I told the children to let me know when we came to the page with an owl (it was the next-to-the-last page).

This was our first story for a number of reasons, the first being that little children LOVE making animal sounds and this book provides an opportunity for this on every page. The line-up includes...

a rooster
donkeys (they alway
May 27, 2014 Fibersian rated it it was amazing
Traits of farm life is told in short simple sentences. Great for word knowledge. Words match the illustrations.
Danica Midlil
Oct 04, 2012 Danica Midlil rated it did not like it
I like the large size of the pictures and the words but the collages themselves are hard to make out. The two page spread of pigs is the worst. YOu really have to stare at those pink and brown blobs before your brain can make sense of all those paper bits and make out the pig! I think the medium defeats the point of such large illustrations. They aren't clearly showing what they are supposed to show. They only reason I can make out the peacock is that I know what it's supposed to look like. A to ...more
Dec 30, 2014 Beverly rated it really liked it
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Love the torn paper illustrations!
Nov 18, 2008 Lucia rated it liked it
I just found this on one of the book carts. The text is limited, very simple and not great. But the illustrations are really wonderful, done with torn paper and fabric in collage style. The bookjacket says she went to this medium because her small house did not have enough room for her easel and paints. Very cool, indeed.
Jun 22, 2008 Joan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: illustrations, rhyme
Wonderful read-aloud, with illustrations made from torn and cut magazine scraps and colored paper pieces. Enjoyable animal sounds, too!
Shanshad Whelan
Dec 14, 2011 Shanshad Whelan rated it it was amazing
A very simply worded farm book with stunning collage-work art. Great for toddlers/babies.
Feb 09, 2011 Lisa rated it really liked it
This book could have a 5 star if the text wasn't so simple. The illustrations are awesome!
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