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Rooster Can't Cock-a-Doodle-Doo

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Rooster has a sore throat and can't cock-a-doodle-doo. Farmer Ted is sleeping, and there's no one to gather the eggs, milk the cows, sheer the sheep, and feed the pigs. Rooster needs help—and fast. Working together, Rooster and the other animals come up with some madcap but effective ways to wake Farmer Ted and complete the day's chores. But can they do it all before sunse ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Puffin (first published 2004)
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Jean
Mar 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Laughed all the way through. Hubby said, "too bad the kids don't have as much fun as you do".
Msjennifers Corner
Jan 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Rooster has a sore throat and can't crow his morning wake up call. He tries to enlist the help of the other animals but they can't come up with any ideas on how to wake up the farmer on the third floor of his house so he can get his chores done on time. They do end up helping the farmer DO the chores as rooster rests so he will be better for the next day.
Mandy
May 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
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(4.5 stars)

Oh no, Rooster has a sore throat and can't cock-a-doodle-do to wake Farmer Ted up! He needs to wake up to collect the hens' eggs, milk the cows, shear the sheep, and feed the pigs before the sun sets. What will Rooster do?

(Funny text & especially pictures that adults will find funny too!)
Scarlett Sims
Nov 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was a really fun book to read. The illustrations are clever and the animal noises were really fun for the kids. There is repetition, which they like, and there aren't too many words on each page so it's great for the younger set. The plot and vocabulary are also easy, so I didn't have to do any explaining of what was going on. I'd highly recommend this for any storytime.
Becky
The llustrations by Paul Ratz de Tagyos are absolutely hilarious and make this story come alive! Each time I read it I giggle as the animals "help" Farmer Ted with his chores.
Virginia
Feb 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cute story of cooperation with some funny puns and a nice beginning, middle and end.
Dolly
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: childrens, humor, 2017
Punny farmyard tale about a rooster with a terrible sore throat. The narrative is short and explains how working together can help get the job done.

And the colorful, cartoonish illustrations show just how comical working together can be. They are simply wonderful and really complement the story very well.

Overall it's a fun, fast read that is sure to amuse younger children and I really enjoyed it, too.
Traci Bold
Sep 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
With Rooster's voice gone, how will Farmer Ted get up in time to collect the eggs, milk the cows, sheer the sheep and feed the hogs?

Rooster isn't sure but he wakes the hens who have an idea...

Written by Karen Rostoker-Gruber, illustrations by Paul Rátz de Tagyos and published by Dial Books for Young Readers.

#farm #rooster #sunrise #PB #animals
Linda
Apr 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Great read aloud with animal sounds galore! What do you do when the rooster has a sore throat and the entire farm population oversleeps? You all work together to get the work done....often with hilarious results!
Carolyn Ferguson
Nov 21, 2013 rated it liked it
This was a fun book but I had no idea it would take the twists and turns that it did. This book would be great to show children to learn social skills.
babyhippoface
Oct 12, 2012 rated it liked it
This wasn't nearly as funny as it could have been. But I did like the images of the pigs milking the cows. :)
Jeff
Nov 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Another funny picture book in the genre of farm animal books.
Cheryl
May 18, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Cheryl by: El Paso Library shelves
A cute story involving a rooster with a sore throat. Amusing puns add to the fun. Nice illustrations.
Edna
Apr 25, 2010 rated it really liked it
This is a cleverly written book with numerous puns and silly illustrations about the effects on a farm when rooster can't crow and wake up everyone!
Noelle Boc
Jan 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Solid story of a rooster with a sore throat so he can't crow. He goes round waking all the other animals to get an idea of how to wake up the farmer instead.
Nick
Apr 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kid-books
I thought it ended up running a little long for my 3 year-olds, and there were some pieces that turned into tongue-twisters while reading aloud. But the story was cute.
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Karen Rostoker-Gruber’s first picture book, “Rooster Can’t Cock-a-Doodle-Doo,” was published in July 2004 by Dial Books for Young Readers. Her first novelty book, “Food Fright,” was published in October 2003 by Price Stern Sloan. “Bandit” was published by Marshall Cavendish in 2008. “Bandit’s Surprise” and “Tea Time,” and "Ferret Fun," were all published by Marshall Cavendish.


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