Stuck in the Mud
Early in the morning, down on the farm, a new day was dawning, peaceful and calm . . . until Hen discovers that one of her chicks is stuck in the mud!
How many animals will it take to pull Chick out of the mud?
A fun-packed farmyard romp with a surprise foldout ending!
Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 2/19/2008 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
The art here is so funny and inviting. Done in a cartoon style that will make small children right at home, it is perfectly paired with the zany text that will h ...more
The rhyming text, and the repetition of characters pushing, pullin ...more
An excellent book to share with others. The text repeats itself so it would be great for early readers as well. Adding counting to the reading is also a great way to stretch out the fun. This story could also be adapted to a flannel board, too.
But then, it turned out that the baby chick was never stuck! He was just playing in the mud.
Featured at the Huntsville Public Library Story Hour--"Mud and Dirt" theme, July 2013.
Sean rated the book 8 stars.
Bryce gave it 10 stars.
Obviously a hit!
Learning Experience: This is a book that you could use to teach teamwork. We could do a game that would require communication and teamwork to solve.
The pictures are brightly painted cartoons with exaggerated expressions on the animals. The title page and verso are an arial view of the farm
Cute for farm themes, cute for readers' theater, the easy rhymes and repetition make this a nice read-aloud where little ones can chime in, but nothing remarkably new.
Early Literacy Skills:
Really fun illustrations.
Jane Elizabeth Clarke (born in 1954) is an English writer of children’s books and poetry. Her best known books include Gilbert the Great (illustrated by Charles Fuge) and Stuck in the Mud (illustrated by Garry Parsons). Jane has published over 45 books including works used for children's reading schemes in schools. CBeebies Bedtime Stories have featured two of Jane's ...more