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Barnyard Banter

Barnyard Banter

Denise Fleming; illustrations by Denise Fleming

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This farm favorite is now a board book, perfect for preschoolers.

"Cows in the pasture, moo, moo, moo. Roosters in the barnyard, cock-a-doodle-doo . . ."

It's another noisy morning on the farm, and all of the animals are where they should be -- except Goose. And where is Goose? Young children will enjoy clucking, mucking, mewing, and cooing while they search for Goose on every gorgeously illustrated spread.

ALA Notable Children's Books, American Library Association Notable Children's Books, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, School Library Best Books of the Year

Praise for Barnyard Banter

“Lush colors, startled, wide-eyed animals, and bold black print make each page jump with activity.” —Kirkus Reviews, pointer

“Strong rhythm and rhyme, plus fun onomatopoeic animal sounds demand reading aloud.” —School Library Journal, starred review

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Denise Fleming; illustrations by Denise Fleming

Denise Fleming has written and illustrated many children's books, including In the Tall, Tall Grass, Shout! Shout It Out!, and Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy. She won a Caldecott Honor for In the Small, Small Pond. Denise published her first painting in the third grade, when she started taking classes at the Toledo Museum of Art and one of her paintings was chosen to be the cover of a teacher's magazine. She now works primarily with paper, by pouring colored paper pulp through hand-cut stencils. She lives in Toledo, Ohio.

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