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"Large appealing pastel illustrations pair with humorous rhyming text and irresistible animal sounds. Children will enjoy joining in and chanting along with the chorus of barnyard sneezes. A good choice for rowdy story hours." Booklist
"Young children will enjoy the silly premise and animal sneezing sounds." Horn Book
"The full-color illustrations fill the pages with humor and will delight young children, who will soon catch on to the pattern and will be reading along. " Children's Literature
the story behind the story...
BARN SNEEZE was fun to write and illustrate. One day I went to visit a farm. While snapping photos, I sneezed "AahCHOO!"
What do the animals sound like when they sneeze, I wondered?
And so I imagined. My story is a poem-listen to the rhyme. It begins on a night on the farm when the wind is howling. When the wind blows the barn door open, cow sneezes, "Moo-CHOO." That sets off a whole chain of animal sneezes, with some surprises as well.
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