A wonderfully noisy picture book, featuring brand new characters, from the bestselling creator of Duck in the Truck.While Farmer Dougal sleeps, Sheep and his friends board the tractor and take turns making engine sounds. But what if their loud honks, moos and squeaks wake the farmer...?Children will love copying animal noises in this joyful story from the internationally renowned creator of `Duck in the Truck' and `Hug'.
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Jez was born in Kingston upon Thames in 1959. He went to art school in Norwich and then set about entering the competitive world of children's books.Jez was runner-up for the 1985 Mother Goose Award with his first book, `Bare Bear'. He has now written and illustrated more than thirty children's books, including `Duck in the Truck', `Where's My Teddy?' and `Hug'.Jez lives in London with his Danish wife.From Booklist:
While Farmer Dougal is still asleep one morning, Sheep and his friends find the perfect opportunity to have fun on the farm. Climbing aboard a tractor, Sheep tells Cat, “This is the sound the tractor makes when you turn the engine on . . . BA-A-A-A-A-A.” Cat contributes the sound when the tractor “starts to wiggle and jiggle . . . PURRRRR.” Progressively, other animals join in, but after Farmer Dougal awakes, it’s scatter time, leaving all quiet on the farm—for now. With simple, sprightly, repetitive text, this amusing story invites lively, participatory read-alouds. The cheerful color illustrations incorporate playful fonts and depict the expressive animals in humorously contrasting scenes, first piled together on the tractor and then oh-so-innocently grazing under the suspicious farmer’s watchful eye. Their vocal group game makes a dramatic fun denouement. This festive, charming tale conveys how imaginative friends set playtime in motion. Preschool-Kindergarten. --Shelle Rosenfeld
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Book Description HarperCollins Children's Books, 2010. Book Condition: Fair. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP91082677