Barnyard Boogie!

Barnyard Boogie! illus. by Allison Black. 24p. Abrams. May 2017. Tr $12.95. ISBN 9781419723469; Board $7.95. ISBN 9781419727108.
Toddler-PreS—This is a wonderful rhyming book, full of farm animals who are ready to play musical instruments and dance around the farm. All except for Cow, who isn't sure what she can do. Horse plays the tuba ("Oopa Doompa Doo!"), and Goat plays the sax ("Honka Wonka Woo!"). Cat plays the fiddle ("Zinga Zinga Zee!"), and Pig plays piano ("Plinka, Plinka Plee!"). Sheep blares the trumpet ("Blatta Blatta Blat!"), and Dog bangs the drums ("Ratta Tatta Tat!"). But who will lead this marvelous band? "And-a-One, and—A Moooooo!" It's Cow, of course! This is a fun picture book, full of color and rhyming words that young children will love. The animals are portrayed simply on brightly colored backgrounds of green, orange, blue, and red.
VERDICT A great title for toddlers and preschoolers; even babies would love the funny sounds. A definite purchase for any size children's collection.

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