Cock-a-Doodle Quack Quack by Ivor Baddiel

If you’ve been a faithful follower of Rain Makes Applesauce, you’ll know that I adore farm animals. I’m strictly sub-urban in my lifestyle, but books for story time [To paraphrase Ol-ee-veh in Green Acres]:    Farm livin’ is the life for me.

So, it’s no surprise that Cock-a-Doodle Quack Quack by Ivor Baddiel caught my eye. I made this flannel in 2007 and I’m happy to share it today. I forgot how cute the story is…

It starts with a baby rooster… He knows it’s his job to wake people up, he just doesn’t know how….

So, he asks his friend Piggy

I know it’s my job to wake everyone up in the morning, but I don’t know what to say!

Pigs say Oink…

So in the morning baby rooster tries,

Cock-a-doodle Oink

 

To baby Rooster’s surprise, nothing happened… so he told his friend Cow about his troubles.

 

Cows say Moo!

So in the morning baby rooster tries,

Cock-a-doodle Moooo

To baby Rooster’s surprise, nothing happened… so he told his friend Duck about his troubles.

Ducks say “Quack”!!!

 

So in the morning baby rooster tries,

Cock-a-doodle QUACK

To baby Rooster’s surprise, nothing happened… baby Rooster was sad.

Cat saw how sad Rooster was and suggested Rooster see Owl

Owls are wise you see!

After a discussion (see book for details), Owl suggests that Rooster not say anything in the morning….

After a long night, baby Rooster stood on the farm gate…

and waited and waited and listened.

He took a deep breath

Cock-a-Doodle Poo!

no, that wasn’t right

Cock-a-Doodle-Noooo!

no, that wasn’t right.

He took a giant breath and

 

Cock-a-doodle DOOOOOOOOOO!

It worked! He found his voice! YAY!

 

 

 

 

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