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Who Said Coo?

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  156 ratings  ·  35 reviews
Lulu is one seriously sleepy pig. But every time she snuggles in her cozy bed, she’s disturbed by the noises of two naughty birds outside her window. Whoooooo…Coooooo….Lulu must find a way to get her wide-awake pals to pipe down. But as her frustration grows, will she be able to ask them nicely?Brimming with pitch-perfect rhymes, fun-to-say animal noises, and heaps of humo ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published June 8th 2010 by Beach Lane Books
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Zoe's Human
Feb 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: lt
A longer story, good for 1st book of storytime. Personally, I would haven't put this in the owl story bag because the owl is a minor character, but I think it's very well suited to a bedtime or pig theme. It might also be excellent for a bird storytime since the pig's sleep is being disrupted by birds. Vocally fun to read with a soft voice and then suddenly having a loud animal sound. Large print is easy to read from a side angle.
Ages 2-8

A disclaimer: This book was written by my aunt and illustrated by my mother, but according to my unbiased three-year-old, Who Said Coo? is hilarious, touching and memorable.

Lulu tries to get to sleep but is continually interrupted by two cheeky birds, Pigeon and Owl. Lulu learns that kindness is the best way to solve a problem. This book is not didactic, however, and it serves a number of purposes for parents and teachers. It makes a wonderful bedtime book-not too many words on the page
Dede Sabey
Aug 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My 3.5 year old LOVES this book. We read it several times a day and he can pretty much recite it. Great book!!
Scottsdale Public Library
A perfect tot's before nap or bedtime rhyming mystery. --Monty K.
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
A sweet story about Pig who's just trying to sleep. She learns that positivity solves problems better than yelling, but the book is not at all preachy about it. The illustrations are perfect and the text lends itself well (in content and in font style) to reading aloud and adding in voices and varying volume. This is a great bedtime read or group story time read on a bedtime or pigs theme. It's too long for toddlers, but perfect for preschoolers.
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
A great example of fun ways to use rhyme in a book!
Katrina Yazzie
Jan 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing! The illustrations are cute and I really like the pig. You can read this book to little children and I bet they well like it and well be interested in reading it. The books uses the same vocabulary through the book so that the children will find it easier to read. It is a good rhyming book, it uses words that rhyme with other words. It's about a pig who is trying to sleep but 2 birds make a lot of noise and then later on invites them to hot cocoa. This shows that the pig was ...more
Lulu the pig is all settled down for the night when suddenly she hears a coooo. Who said cooo? She asked Pigeon but pigeon didn't say a peep. Back in bed she hears a whooooo. Whoo said whooo? She asks Owl but owl doesn't say a hoot. Then someone says moooooo. Now she knows who it is and she isn't happy. But she learns a lesson in politeness.
Unable to fall asleep in her cozy bed because two wide-awake nighttime birds are saying "whoo" and "coo" right outside her window, Lulu the very tired pig struggles to keep her temper while asking her friends to quiet down.
Jul 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Nice book for putting child to sleep; animal noises are allowed! Lulu the Pig tries to go to bed but keeps getting disturbed by different animal noises. The story ends well, with everybody happy, and Lulu finally gets her sleep. Probably more suitable for kids in Preschool.
Unexpectedly cuter than I thought it'd be! Lulu's room is all cozy and quiet (just the way she liked it) when someone somewhere says "Coo!" Lots of "oo" rhymes make this nice for preschoolers and kindergartners.
Jun 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Pig wants to know who is disturbing her sleep. Was it a bird, or owl, or both of them playing tricks. Even when upset Pig needs to remember her manners and to be nice. Picked for Illinois Reads 2016.
Miss Sarah
Mar 09, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: bedtime, manners, pigs
A young pig is trying to get to sleep but someone keeps making noises. Will the noises ever stop and what's the right way to make them stop? Nice manners, friends and bedtime themes. toddlers and up
Mar 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pb, storytime
This would be a great storytime read with the repetitiveness, the rhyme, the animal noises, etc. It has large pictures as well.
May 31, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Adorable story that helps learn rhymes and tells a funny bedtime story. Our dog even seemed to enjoy it!
Dec 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
Loved the repeating lines, the different sound words adding more suspense to this book, little ones will be intrigued and older ones would appreciate reading it also with writers ' eyes.
Mar 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Cute story that younger readers will enjoy. Rhyming text and big pictures for easy enjoyment.
The Reading Countess
Jul 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Whimsical artwork, predictable rhymes, cute ending-great for Youngest and me.
Oct 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
Fun read-aloud with animal sounds, rhymes, gentle way to resolve conflict.
Nov 08, 2011 rated it it was ok
Lulu the pig wants some sleep, but she has two friends that want some company! Cute, repetative text with large, bright pictures. It seemed like it was the short side, however.
Jan 30, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
There is nothing wrong with this book per say, but it just wasn't one of my favorites. There are better books available.
Jun 11, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
A simple, silly mystery with a cute ending.
Aug 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Soft, cozy pictures in lovely pastels and good facial expressions. Nice rhyming text. Great for a Good Night storytime. And there's a cute mouse!
Laura McLoughlin
Good for bedtime and story time!
A pig has trouble sleeping with all the noise a pigeon and owl make outside her house.

Good for a pig story time. Large text and easy to read.
Sep 07, 2010 rated it liked it
What a joyful and gentle book to readaloud...lulu the pig is tucked in for bed but hears some sounds. Would make a soothing bedtime read.
Donna Zakem
Aug 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
really cute bedtime book that I read to my twin three year olds. They really enjoyed making the noises as Lulu the pig tries to go to bed.
Apr 25, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: easy, animal, ps-st
pig can't get to sleep because all the animals are making noise. very cute pictures that seem toddlerish but story is a little too complicated for toddlers.
Olivia Eaton
Tales for Two's - Noisy and Quiet
Jun 17, 2010 rated it liked it
Cute, lots of rhyming.
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Deborah Ruddell is the author of the celebrated picture books Who Said Coo?, illustrated by Robin Luebs, and A Whiff of Pine, A Hint of Skunk and Today at the Bluebird Cafe, both illustrated by Joan Rankin.

Before writing children’s books, she was an art teacher and a graphic designer. Deborah lives in Peoria, Illinois.
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