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By George Shannon,Illustrated by Deborah Zemke
10 x 8 in; 40 pp; ages 4-8
April 2004 ISBN 9781593540418 ISBN10 1593540418
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There has never been a more bucolic farm than Wise Acres. There the sun always shines, the sky is always blue, and the breezes are always gentle. The inhabitants of the barnyard -- an assortment of busy, caring, and totally off-the-wall farm animals -- pass their days peacefully in song, dance, and storytelling. That is, until something goes wrong. Then the animals cannot resist rushing in to help each other -- with hilarious results.In three episodes noteworthy for their straight-faced humor, George Shannon creates a world of lovable, zany animals who establish a special brand of illogic that children will take to heart, while Deborah Zemke's action-packed portrayals of the Wise Acre antics are as fresh and original as the barnyard creatures themselves.
George Shannon was born in Kansas and grew up in Kentucky. He is the author of over twenty-five books for children, among them the Stories to Solve series, the beloved Lizard's Song, and the endearing Tippy-Toe Chick, Go! A former librarian and storyteller, he now is a full-time writer and lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington.Deborah Zemke was born in Michigan and attended York University in Toronto, Ontario. She has illustrated several children's books, including D is for Doodle for Blue Apple Books, and is creator of fonts as well as an artist. She lives with her family in Columbia, Missouri.
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