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Title:
Herd of cows! Flock of sheep! : quiet! I'm tired! I need my sleep!
Author:
Walton, Rick.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Salt Lake City, [Utah] : Gibbs Smith, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
Farmer Brown has just finished harvesting his crops before the rains come and wants nothing more than to sleep, but groups of all kinds of animals, birds, insects and fish insist on disturbing him.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781586851538
Format :
Book

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$15.95 hardcover · 1-58685-153-5
9 x 10 ½ in, 32 pp, Color Illustrations Throughout, Rights: W, Children's Picture Book
What's more fun than a clowder of cats, a rafter of turkeys, a swarm of bees, or a pack of dogs? Herd of Cows! Flock of Sheep!-the latest word play from the king of language arts picture books, Rick Walton.
After bringing in his corn, potatoes, beans, and tomatoes before a rainstorm, Farmer Bob decides to settle down for a good night's rest. While he snoozes away, the river rises high enough to set his bed afloat down the river. This sends his animals into a panic-a drove of pigs outlines a plan, a colony of beavers races to chew down trees, a school of fish tries to create a dam, and so forth, until finally Farmer Bob is rescued by a nest of snakes and a herd of horses. It's a barnyard adventure that will leave bands of children begging for more.
Author of Once There Was a Bull...frog, Bullfrog Pops! and manyother wonderful children's books, Rick Walton lives with his wife and four children in Provo, Utah, where he writes on whatever is available and gets pretty much what he deserves. You can find out more about Rick at www.rickwalton.com.
Julie Olson was born in Maryland, grew up in Evansville, Indiana, and graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.F.A. in illustration. She lives near Utah's Rocky Mountains, where she devotes her time to illustration and family.


Author Notes

Rick Walton was born 1957, in Provo, Utah. He received his bachelor's degree in Spanish from Brigham Young University in 1980 and his master's degree in 1999. Walton is the author of over sixty books for children. His works include joke books, picture books, a collection of poetry, activity books, mini-mysteries, and educational software. His titles include Once There was a Bullfrog, Why the Banana Split, Bertie was a Watchdog, and A Very Hairy Scary Story.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-When Farmer Bob, exhausted from days of harvesting, sleeps through the heavy rain and the rising floodwaters, it takes the cooperation of many animals to save him. A cloud of gnats, a rafter of turkeys, herds and flocks, gaggles and packs, swarms and nests are led by a drove of pigs though Plan A, Plan B, and finally on to Plan C, which succeeds in pulling the sleepy farmer from impending disaster. Olson's illustrations flow right along with the story's action. In fact, youngsters will be able to "read" the whole story by following the brightly colored paintings and will find new details with each viewing. Reading this book aloud will create a cacophony of animal sounds that will reverberate throughout the library. Walton has once again had fun with language-this time with "group" vocabulary. An enjoyable selection.-Carolyn Janssen, Children's Learning Center of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Excerpts

Excerpts

The rain would be coming soon. So Farmer Bob worked day and night and day and night to harvest his crops. A little rain would be good for his plants. But too much could destroy them. And Farmer Bob guessed there might be too much rain. Finally the corn, the potatoes, the beans, the tomatoes--all were safe in the barn, stored up high where they'd stay dry. He'd tak them to market later. But first, he had something important to do. Excerpted from Herd of Cows! Flock of Sheep! by Rick Walton All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.