Author(s): Catherine Friend
It s the perfect read-aloud! A flustered cat is on the verge of crying fowl in a farmyard story that will crack kids up. Jack the cat is building the perfect nest. It s bound to attract the perfect chicken, who will lay the perfect egg, which will make the perfect omelet. And sure enough, a chicken shows up (" Caramba!"), but so do a duck ("Sacre bleu!") and a goose ("Great balls of fire!"). Feathers get ruffled and Jack gets much more than breakfast in a funny tale rich in detail with a sweet final twist."
Catherine Friend is the author of several books for children including Silly Ruby and Funny Ruby. She lives on a farm in south-eastern Minnesota, USA, with fifty sheep, four goats, three llamas, three dogs, and lots of chickens and ducks. John Manders is an author, artist and songwriter. He has illustrated many books for children including Minnie's Diner and Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies (978-0-7636-2449-1). His madcap and painterly illustrations are well-known in the USA, where he lives with his African grey parrot, who can converse in several languages.