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Is Everyone Ready for Fun?

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  2,503 ratings  ·  234 reviews
Chicken has some unexpected and exuberant cow visitors who have exciting plans for jumping, dancing, and wiggling on his teeny-tiny couch, and Chicken is none too happy about it. That is until the fun concludes with a quiet, cozy and delicious nap for all!
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by Beach Lane Books
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Nov 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Is Everyone Ready for FUN? Then RUN to the library to check out this book! I can't even explain how AMAZING it is. But then again, if you love Jan Thomas the way that I do...then you won't be surprised!

Three cows decide that they are ready for fun. They head for Chicken's small sofa and start jumping. Chicken does not think this is fun. Chicken does not like how squashed the sofa looks. Chicken tells those cows that they need to not jump anymore. So they decide to do something else on the sofa.
Apr 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fun, humor requests
Recommended to June by: Polly
Looks like it would be a big hit in story time. I just missed it for my chicken one. I'll have to see what I can come up with... 4/22/15

It was a HUGE hit at story time. (Used as last book before getting out shakers.)
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Best Jan Thomas yet!
Nicole Harding
This is a GREAT book to use for "getting the wiggles out" when starting a storytime. Before I read the book, I "warn" the kids that this is a book about 3 very naughty cows! I ask if it's ok if I read it. Of course they always giggle and say YES! The cows always ask first, Is everyone ready for some fun? Then they say, "It's time to..." I always stand up while I am saying that line and wave my hands to urge the children to stand up with me. We then jump or dance or wiggle as we mimic the cows. T ...more
Dec 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
The toddlers were engaged and able to participate during the entire read aloud by acting out the actions of the characters. Jan Thomas' books are definitely a hit with my toddler storytime participants.
Edward Sullivan
Sep 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
The moral of the story: No cows on the furniture! Should be a fun one for storytimes.
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great for toddler storytime.
Jan 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Well, my kid ended up jumping on the couch thanks to this book, but the title is certainly apt! We had a blast.
What adorably drawn cows! I knew I liked cows for a reason. :-) Another fun Jan Thomas book that definitely invites participation--and great participation from the toddler and preschool groups! This is perfect for getting wiggles out or for waking kids up or just for grabbing attention. I would give the cows different voices to add to the humor of the chicken's sofa. Great for a storytime read and a lap-read.

6/30/14 Used in movement storytime. Very good.

10/5/16 & 10/6/16 Used as opener for T
Mar 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
As soon as our library got this book I knew I wanted to use it in a story time, so I've been hoarding it for just the right occasion. This week's "Farm-tastic" theme featured cows and chickens -- who happen to be the main characters of this book. Embedded in this hilarious book are plenty of invitations to wiggle. And wiggle we did, with gusto! Everyone got up to "jump up and down", "dance back and forth", "wiggle to and fro" and finally "nap" (or in our case, "sit back down").

This book cries o
Tracy Morton
Feb 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
Really cute for the little guys. Provides an opportunity for movement.
Three large cows, chicken's small sofa, and a lot of silliness. A great title for getting storytime kiddos giggling.
Sep 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I'm always ready for more fun :)
Sep 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pbf-general
very funny!
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I like this book because it's sort of like Elephant and Piggy. And they jump on Duck's sofa, and he says "No more jumping! No more fun!" And then they dance and he said, "No more fun!" again. And then they wiggled back and forth and he said "No more fun!" And then they said, "Is everyone ready for some fun?" and then they slept and Duck said, "Good idea!" and he was right on top.
Mallory Plankinton
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book shows an example of how listening to directions is always important. I would use this with any age even if it is for littler children because the students can think of different things the three cows could do differently. In this book it always has some good illustrations that would pull the reader into the story as well.
Chris Hays
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book, though educational, exposes students to loop holes in arguments. I love the repetition of the text and the buildup allowing students to guess what next. The art is a little simpler in design, but works well with the other parts of the book. Good discussion points for teaching students about listening to others and empathy.
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-books
Not sold on the message of this book. Chicken has three visitors and they jump, dance, bounce, etc. on his sofa even though he asked them to stop.
Kids will like the humor, large text and vivid illustrations but it's not one I'll read to them without a lot of discussion about fiction and reality.
Sep 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Animals alternate jumping, dancing, and wiggling on a couch with getting admonished by the couch's owner before finally using the couch for one of its many intended purposes. Great for toddler storytime to get them moving and jumping around along with the book.
Great for getting young ones up and moving during storytimes!
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Just plain fun.
Danielle Mootz
Nov 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Silly and fun little book.
Aug 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Who wants cows bouncing on their sofa? Not chicken!
Christine Grant
May 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: storytime
Three crazy cows jump, dance, and wiggle on chickens sofa! Perfect for preschool or toddler Story Time. I plan to use it in the future for Movement and Music.
Alyssa Tabor
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Jan Thomas is great! Can't wait to use this in storytime!
Mandi Murphy
Cute illustrations. Could be a great wiggle book for a story time.
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cows, chicken, sofa, fun
2-3 year olds. You can never go wrong with Jan Thomas. Nuff said.
Aug 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fun and silly.
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lehmillä on hauskaa - kanan sohvalla. Kanalla ei ole hauskaa. Lukijalla sen sijaan on. Hersyvä kuvakirja kolmesta lehmästä ja kanasta.
Carolyn Jeziorski
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This books is hilarious! I read it to preschoolers, and we jumped, danced, and wiggled along with the characters in the story. The students laughed so much. It works well for funny voices, too.
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