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A Crow of His Own
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Charlesbridge Publishing 2019/02
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Clyde is the new rooster at Sunrise Farm. But he's having trouble fitting in and replacing Larry-the beloved rooster whose wake-up calls were legendary. The cow, the gaggle of hens, and the sheep reminisce about Larry while poor Clyde fails to croon the farmyard awake with the same finesse. Clyde attempts to win over the farm by wearing an elaborate costume and putting on a show like Larry was known to do, but in the end, Clyde realizes that imitating Larry is not the way to succeed. Awards SELECTION 2016 - Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices SELECTION 2016 - Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year HONOR 2016 - Ezra Jack Keats Book Award

Author Notes

Megan Dowd Lambert is an instructor at the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College, where she previously earned her master's degree in children's literature. She writes about books and parenting for the Horn Book Magazine, has sat on a Caldecott Committee, and worked at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art for many years before writing A Crow of His Own, her first picture book.

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Horn Book Review

[Books by Horn Book reviewers are not reviewed; we provide notice of publication and descriptive comment.] New rooster Clyde has some big shoes to fill on Sunrise Farm, and he'd better not forget it: "He's certainly no Larry," says a sheep; "He was a genius," adds a cow. Details in the barnyard-set watercolor illustrations include a poster of "The Illustrious Larry" plastered to the barn and glimpses of Larry's inspirational books (How to Crow like Larry, by Larry). But back to Clyde: after several false starts, and with the help of a kind goose named Roberta, he eventually finds his crow. (c) Copyright 2015. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.



When Larry was called off to new opportunities, Sunrise Farm suddenly found itself without its prized rooster. The animals overslept and no one knew what to do.             "Not to worry," soothed Farmer Jay.             "We have a plan," added Farmer Kevin. Excerpted from A Crow of His Own by Megan Dowd Lambert All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.