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Title:
Hurry! hurry!
ISBN:
9780152054106

9781428735927

9780544227330

9781484424391
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
Orlando : Harcourt, ©2007.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 26 cm
Contents:
Paperback -Rooster is spreading the word: Hurry! Hurry! All the animals rush to the barn -- and arrive just in time to greet the tiniest member of the farm family, hatching out of his egg. Eve Bunting's simple energetic text and Jeff Mack's colorful art come together in a joyful book that's perfect for preschoolers.
Summary:
All the animals of the barnyard community hurry to greet their newest member, who is just pecking his way out of an egg.
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Summary

Summary

Rooster is spreading the word: Hurry! Hurry! All the animals rush to the barn--and arrive just in time to greet the tiniest member of the farm family, hatching out of his egg.

Eve Bunting's simple energetic text and Jeff Mack's colorful art come together in a joyful book that's perfect for preschoolers.


Author Notes

Eve Bunting was born in 1928 in Maghera, Ireland, as Anne Evelyn Bunting. She graduated from Northern Ireland's Methodist College in Belfast in 1945 and then studied at Belfast's Queen's College. She emigrated with her family in 1958 to California, and became a naturalized citizen in 1969.

That same year, she began her writing career, and in 1972, her first book, "The Two Giants" was published. In 1976, "One More Flight" won the Golden Kite Medal, and in 1978, "Ghost of Summer" won the Southern California's Council on Literature for Children and Young People's Award for fiction. "Smokey Night" won the American Library Association's Randolph Caldecott Medal in 1995 and "Winter's Coming" was voted one of the 10 Best Books of 1977 by the New York Times.

Bunting is involved in many writer's organizations such as P.E.N., The Authors Guild, the California Writer's Guild and the Society of Children's Book Writers. She has published stories in both Cricket, and Jack and Jill Magazines, and has written over 150 books in various genres such as children's books, contemporary, historic and realistic fiction, poetry, nonfiction and humor.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 4

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-The calm of a bucolic farmyard with its grazing sheep and tranquil cows is shattered by a rooster shouting, "HURRY! HURRY!" "COMING! COMING!" answers a jumping goat. "Ready? Ready?" asks a duck of her three ducklings, who respond, "Yes! Yes!" as they lift out of the water and fly toward the barn. Pigs and a sheepdog join the throng standing inside the barn door watching as the newest member of the farm family pecks its way out of an egg. "CHEEP! CHEEP!" and "I'm here! I'm here!" are its first words to the animal community, which greets the arrival with limbs flung high in triumph. The sweet story is filled with movement and excitement as the animals happily rush to witness the event. Acrylic spreads are bright and cheerful, and the simple text is done in bold, colorful type with exclamation marks galore. This charming story celebrates the anticipation of a new life and its long-awaited appearance.-Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

(Preschool) > From the first page, Rooster's cry of ""Hurry! Hurry!"" sparks excitement, which spreads quickly through the barnyard as the animals respond in turn. ""Coming! Coming!"" yells the goat, leaping a fence. Mama duck entreats her ducklings, ""Ready? Ready?""; mama cow encourages her wobbly-legged calves to get their feet, ""Try! Try!"" Mack's warm, bright illustrations with soft, inviting textures capture all the playfulness and anticipation of the simple story. He knows just when to zoom in close (as the ducklings burst from the water behind their mother) and when to pull back (as the animals crowd in the barn door at a respectful distance from the proud chicken parents and the small sounds coming from their egg, ""tappity-tap""). Finally, the moment everyone's been waiting for: in a close-up, the brand-new fuzzy chick, bathed in rays of yellow sunlight, announces, ""I'm here! I'm here!"" Story hours will welcome this book as enthusiastically as the farm welcomes its new arrival. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.


Kirkus Review

Bursting from the barn on the title page, a proud hen exhorts all critters to hasten in and witness the "tap, tap, tappity-tap" of the farm's incipient addition. Mack's full-bleed, double-page acrylics crackle with a bright exuberance derived from the brief, scrappy text's insistent call to action. A goat leaps a fence--bleating "Coming! Coming!"--its fluffy white body filling the picture plane. An enthusiastic Border collie helps a careening flock of sheep go "Faster! Faster!" As the cracking egg's erstwhile denizen emits its first pair of cheeps, an array of inquisitive beaks and noses crowds around. Perfect for exuberant toddler storytimes and family read-alouds, this would also serve nicely as a colorful welcome for a new (human) addition. Highly recommended. (Picture book. 2-4) Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.


Booklist Review

Hurry! Hurry! shouts a joyful rooster, his wings outstretched, on the opening spread of this exuberant picture book. Across the barnyard, the message spreads: Coming! Coming! shouts the goat as it leaps over a fence. Quick! Quick! says a cow to her calves. Go! Go! urge cheerful sheep parents as they nudge their young. At last, the crowd of eager animals gathers in the barn, and Mack's energetic acrylic paintings show the cause of the happy hullabaloo: a new chick emerging from its shell. In just a few power-packed words, Bunting skillfully ramps up the energy--from the rooster's first excited call and the hush while the chick is hatching to the resounding Welcome! that the animals shout to the barnyard's newest arrival. It's Mack's high-spirited pictures, though, that really tell the story. In the happy scenes, the animals race to the barn, watch with awe as a new life emerges, and then celebrate the wonder of the event. A deceptively simple, joyous offering, this will surely enliven story hours, and its enthusiastic tone may rub off on kids who are facing the impending arrival of a new sibling with decidedly less eagerness. --Gillian Engberg Copyright 2007 Booklist