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April Foolishness by Teresa Bateman
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April Foolishness

by Teresa Bateman

Other authors: Nadine Bernard Westcott (Illustrator)

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It was nice and colorful. ( )
  lmeza | Feb 6, 2014 |
It's is the perfect spring day for the grandkids to visit the farm. But all chaos breaks out when the cows get loose and the pigs break the gate. Nevertheless, Grandpa is as cool as a cucumber and intent on fixing his morning breakfast. After all, he suspects the grandkids are up to some April foolishness. While the farm is going nuts, grandpa just grins. It is April Fools' Day after all...or is it? See who gets the last laugh in this uproarious and good-humored picture book.

The Bottom Line: This whimsical story told in rhyme will appeal to kids in grade school. Both the author and the illustrator succeed in capturing the carefree fun of April Fools' Day. This colorfully illustrated book is highly engaging for kids and would be the perfect pick for story time.

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  aya.herron | Apr 1, 2013 |
Visiting their grandparents' farm, two children take turns running indoors to tell their grandpa of a string of catastrophes: the cows are loose, the pigs broke the gate, the goats are stampeding. Grandpa greets each revelation with remarkable equanimity and continues to fix his breakfast. When he confides to Grandma that the kids' news bulletins are April foolery, she tells him that April Fool's Day is tomorrow, setting him up to fall for their pranks.
  Dpadelsky | Jun 9, 2010 |
Wonderful story in rhyme about kids and grandparents who live on the farm...one of the kids 'pulled grandpa's arm'. Beautiful fluid illustrations
  ilovezeppe | Mar 11, 2009 |
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Visiting their grandparents' farm, two children take turns running indoors to tell their grandpa of a string of catastrophes: the cows are loose, the pigs broke the gate, the goats are stampeding. Grandpa greets each revelation with remarkable equanimity and continues to fix his breakfast. When he confides to Grandma that the kids' news bulletins are April foolery, she tells him that April Fool's Day is tomorrow, setting him up to fall for their pranks.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439866367, Paperback)

Wouldn't you know it? The grandkids came to stay on just the right day - April Fools' Day. Grandma knows that living on a farm, she must stay on her toes. Grandpa is ready for the day too. He ignores the grandkids as they keep running in telling him about animal mishaps on the farm. It's not until Grandma comes downstairs and tells him "But honey, you'll find, to your sorrow, it's not April Fools' Day today, but tomorrow!" In the end, it is Grandma who tricks him on April Fools' Day.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:59:47 -0400)

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Grandma, Grandpa, and the grandkids enjoy April Fools' Day on the farm.

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