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Cock-a-Doodle Who?

Foreword Review — Spring 2012

Cutout silhouettes of animals and vivid patterns in contrasting colors anchor a series of rhyming questions and answers about farm life. For example, “Mooing Cow, for whom do you wait?” opens onto “This maid stepping with a very quick gait.” Both the cow and its caretaker are illustrated in a similar black-and-white design. Using jumps in scale to vary the artwork, award-winning French artist Martine Perrin invites verbal and visual recognition skills in an exceptionally design-savvy package. Ages three to seven.