Saturday, April 24, 2010

Animal Crackers Fly the Coop by Kevin O'Malley

Animal Crackers Fly the Coop
Written and illustrated by Kevin O'Malley
Picture Book
Walker & Company, 2010

Remember the Bremen Town Musicians? Well, here's a similar group with a similar story. Four animal companions who are hoping to make it BIG in the entertainment world. But this time, they are not musicians . . . they are comedians. Joke telling is their talent and they want to share it! Silly dog, chicken, cow, and cat jokes are told throughout along with lots of play on words (the farmer uses "fowl" language when scolding the "comedi-hen" for not laying eggs). It's a wonderful read-aloud, creative and playful with language, full of perfect kid humor.

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