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A story about a rooster who tries to learn to crow. Along the way he learns how to bark meow and others from those animals. ( )
  Lukemathison | Mar 29, 2016 |
There was once a rooster named Bob who did not know how to crow like a rooster does; instead he clucked like a chicken. One day a cat told him he should not cluck like chickens do, and since the cat cannot crow, she taught him how to meow. Bob decided to set out looking for a rooster to teach him how to crow, and along the way he met a dog who taught him to bark, frogs who taught him to ribbet, cows who taught him to moo, and finally a rooster named Fred who taught him to crow. Later that night he scared a fox away from his home by making all of the animal sounds he learned. ( )
  RebeccaMichelet | Apr 28, 2012 |
Bob by Tracey Campbell Pearson

This picture book is a story about a rooster who does not know what sound he is supposed to say as a rooster. Bob the rooster is told by the cat that he is not making the correct sound and he needs to find out what he is supposed to say. Bob goes on a quest to find someone who knows what sound he is supposed to make. He learns many sounds by various animals and finally meets a rooster who teaches him to say cook-a-doodle-doo. The other sounds Bob learns come in handy when a fox comes to visit the chicken coop.

I found this story very humorous and enjoyable. A question that children might ask is where the rooster learned to make its sound. It is great to have literature that might give them an answer.

In the classroom, I would start the discussion on what sounds farm animals make. I would then ask the question, “Have you ever wondered how these animals learned to make their sound?” I then would ask the students where they think other animals learned their animal sounds.
  megjwal | Sep 9, 2010 |
Rooster and his adventures to learn to cock-a-doodle-do. ( )
  MrsBond | Nov 29, 2008 |
Bob the rooster is looking for his cock-a-doodle-oo.
  pstone | Jul 14, 2008 |
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A rooster learns his sound(s)

Inspired by a pep talk from a cat, a rooster named Bob who's been spending his days merely clucking and never crowing flies the coop to find his true voice. Along the way, he meets many animals who teach him their sounds - but unfortunately not the one he's looking for. Away from the farm all night long, Bob is greeted early in the morning by just the right noise. It's dark by the time he gets back to the henhouse, and when a dangerous fox intrudes, Bob has an urgent reason to try his new crow before daybreak - but "cock-a-doodle-do" alone may not be enough to do the trick.

The tongue-in-cheek text and lively pictures will make this book a perfect story-time selection.

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While looking for someone to teach him how to crow, a rooster learns to sound like many different animals and finds that his new skills come in handy.

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