As Farmer Brown is finishing his chores one day, a tornado sweeps him and his animals into the air. When it deposits them all back on the ground, everone looks all right but something is wrong: "His cows oinked,/ The pigs moo'd,/ His sheep clucked,/ The cat coo'd." This is only the beginning of the confusion, topped off by the rooster's trying to run the show. A hilarious romp from start to finish by the author of The Thing That Bothered Farmer Brown.
32 pages 978-0789425126 Ages 4-7
Other titles in the series: Farmer Brown Shears His Sheep: A Yarn About Wool; The Thing That Bothered Farmer Brown
Tone: Silliness; Fun
Recommended by B. Karp, Librarian, New York USA
"As Farmer Brown surveys his near-perfect farm, the air is filled with sounds: a purring cat, a snoring hound, a bossy little rooster who crows cock-a-doodle-doodle-doo. But suddenly... lightning flashed, the air was humming. "Look out!" he cried, "a twister's coming!" Before he knows it, "clouds of sheep whirled through the air,k the clothesline chased the goat and mare until each one had on a pair of Farmer Brown's plain underwear!" But this is only the beginning. For when the wind stops and drops everyone back to earth, the farmer's cows oink, his pigs moo, his sheep cluck, the cat coos, and worst of all, when Farmer Brown tries to shout -- only cock-a-doodle-doodle-doo comes out! How Farmer Brown and his animals get their voices back will have young readers laughing out loud, eager to chime in on the mixed-up animal sounds and rollicking refrains. An irresistible read-aloud with funny hijinks from start to finish!"--from the publisher