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Gobble, Quack, Moon
Gobble, Quack, Moon

Gobble, Quack, Moon

By Matthew Gollub, Illustrated by Judy Love

4-7

JUVENILE FICTION

32 Pages, 10.25 x 8.25

Formats: Hardcover and CD

Hardcover and CD, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $23.95)

Publication Date: January 2002

ISBN 9781889910208

Rights: US & CA

Tortuga Press (Jan 2002)

Price: $17.95
 
 

Overview

Another award-winning musical book by Matthew Gollub. Includes CD AND FREE AUDIO DOWNLOAD featuring the author's rhythmic narration! Tired of the same old life on the farm, Katie the Cow wants to dance on the moon! Donkey, Duck, Turkey and other barn mates help her build a rocket of old cans and glue. Together, they blast off, enjoy a lunar ballet and dance party. But, in their excitement, they forget to bring food! It's feed time when they return to the farm, and the good Farmer Beth had no idea they were away. Snuggling down for the night, they realize there is no place like home! Read along, giggle along, dance along to this beautifully illustrated rhythmic narration set to rhythm and blues, waltzes and rock 'n' roll.•BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AWARD for children's book/audio book•TOP 10 RECOMMENDED BOOK, Children's Book Sense 76

Reviews

"Gr. K-2. When Katie the cow sets her heart on donning a tutu and dancing in space, all the barnyard animals pitch in to build a rocket ship and transport themselves to the moon. They lark about amid the craters for a while, playing games and dancing such classic numbers as the Watusi and the Mashed Potato, then the whole jovial crew returns to Earth. The rhyming text bounces along agreeably, expanded by the good-humored ink drawings, brightened with watercolor washes. Packaged in a plastic sleeve and attached to the front-cover endpapers is a CD that offers Gollub reading the story aloud with a spirited musical accompaniment." —Booklist

"Gobble, Quack, Moon is a rousing and entertaining children's picture book with an accompanying audio CD of author Matthew Gollub's performance with toe-tapping background music. A whimsical story about a group of farm animals who reach for the stars and have fun dancing on the moon, Gobble, Quack, Moon is embellished by its freewheeling puns, playful attitude, and exuberant full-color artwork by Judy Love. Gobble, Quack, Moon is an engaging, enthusiastically recommended read-along experience for young readers ages 2 to 8, by itself or in tangent with the audio CD." —Midwest Book Review

"Utterly fantastic…The music makes it even more fun. A great book for the little kid in everyone." —Children's Book Sense 76

"Gollub's rhyming text exudes a buoyant energy…His no-place-like-home and grass-is-always-greener themes will surely ring familiar to youngsters." —Publishers Weekly

Author Biography

Matthew Gollub is a nationally known children's author, speaker and performer. He has created 18 picture books which together have garnered 25 national awards and distinctions. His musical narrations on audio CDs accompany some of his most popular books including The Jazz Fly and Jazz Fly 2: The Jungle Pachanga. A dynamic drummer and bilingual presenter, he has also performed at over 1,000 elementary schools nationwide, inspiring students and families to read for fun. He lives with his family in Santa Rosa, CA.

Awards

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AWARD for children's book/audio bookTOP 10 RECOMMENDED BOOK, Children's Book Sense 76