Barnyard Banter

Denise Fleming; illustrations by Denise Fleming

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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. Where is Goose? Young children will enjoy clucking, mucking, mewing, and cooing while they search for Goose on every gorgeously illustrated spread.  The big-book format is perfect for this favorite read-aloud: all the children can join in at once!


Praise for Barnyard Banter

"Lush colors, startled, wide-eyed animals, and bold, black print make each page of this latest offering from a new Caldecott honoree jump with activity."
--Kirkus Reviews

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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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Barnyard Banter

Denise Fleming; illustrations by Denise Fleming

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