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Cock-a-doodle-doo, Creak, Pop-pop, Moo 
Retold by Jim Aylesworth
Illustrated by Brad Sneed (Holiday House, 2012)
Cock-a-doodle-doo by Jim Aylesworth

Aylesworth, Jim. Cock-a-doodle-doo, Creak, Pop-pop, Moo. Illustrated by Brad Sneed. Holiday House, 2012. ISBN: 9780823423569
Cock-a-doodle-doo, Creak, Pop-pop, Moo is illustrated by Brad Sneed

From the publisher:

Rooster crows,
Wake up, girls,
And little boys, too.

Breakfast ham pop-pops, cows moo as they're being milked, girls feed clucking hens, and boys split wood— wack!
Rhythm, rhyme, and onomatopoeia are used to celebrate a day in the life of a family farm.
Curriculum Connections
  1. Use this book as part of a farm unit.
    Read a selection of these titles:
    • Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming — "Cows in the pasture, moo, moo, moo. Roosters in the barnyard, cock-a-doodle-doo . . ." All of the animals are where they should be -- except Goose.
    • The Go ob le Gobble Moooooo Tractor Book by Jez Alborough —"While Farmer Duck Sleeps the animals take over the tractor and make enough "tractor noise" to wake the farmer."
    • Duck in the Truck by Jez Alborough—"Duck's truck is stuck in the muck... but Duck's truck won't come unstuck.
    • Duck's Key: Where Can it Be? by Jez Alborough—Duck has lost his silver key (a lift the flap book).
    • Mr. Duck Means Business by Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Jeff Mack—What Mr. Duck wants most in the world is a little bit of peace and quiet. The other farm animals don't understand but when Mr. Duck does get his quiet he discovers that too much quiet might be too lonely.
    • Chickens to the Rescue by John Himmelman—On Monday, Farmer Greenstalk dropped his watch down the well. . . . On Tuesday, Mrs. Greenstalk was too tired to make dinner. . . . The Greenstalk family needs help. And who is there to help? Chickens to the rescue.
    • Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Farm by Joy Cowley, illustrated by Elizabeth Fuller—when Duck, Cow, and Pig runaway to the big city they get lost and wander into a restaurant...
    • Cock-a-Doodle Quack Quack by Ivor Baddiel—It's Baby Rooster's job to wake everybody up in the morning but Baby Rooster does not know how.
    • Rooster's Off to See the World by Eric Carle—Rooster wakes up one morning and decides he wants to travel. Off he goes, picking up companions along the way.
    • Chicken Joy on Redbean Road by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, illustrated by Melissa Sweet—In this whimsical tale set in South Louisiana, readers meet a blue-headed rooster who, due to a case of the chicken measles, loses the will to trumpet the morning wake-up call. When the rooster’s owner, Mrs. Vidrine, decides it’s time to make some “quiet rooster stew,” his friend, a brown hen called Cleoma, takes action. (from Kirkus Review)
    • Farming by Gail Gibbons—information book, real life activities on a farm
    • The Milk Makers by Gail Gibbons—information book, dairy farming
  2. Discuss onomatopoeia and read other books with this poetic technique.

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