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*Punk Farm* by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Also by Jarrett J. Krosoczka:

It's Tough to Lose Your Balloon

Lunch Lady and the Picture Day Peril (Lunch Lady #4)

Ollie the Purple Elephant (Read to a Child!: Level 2)

Lunch Lady and the Bake Sale Bandit

Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown

Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta

Punk Farm on Tour

My Buddy, Slug

Punk Farm
by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Preschool-Grade 2 40 pages Knopf April 2005 Hardcover    

Things arenít always as they seem on the farm. Farmer Joe works diligently throughout the day. By nightfall, heís ready for a well-deserved evening of rest.

Thatís when things heat up in the barn. It seems several of Farmer Joeís barnyard creatures are animals by day and rock stars at night. Five energetic animals showcase their talents performing nightly concerts in the barn. Sheep baas on lead vocals, pig pumps up the volume as lead guitarist. On bass, goat sets a smooth beat, chicken pecks at the keyboard, and cow pounds out the drum line.

Herds of animals wait in line for concert tickets, and when the lights go down, Punk Farm rocks the house - or should I say "barn". The groupís rendition of "Old MacDonald had a Farm" has the animals on their feet, cheering for an encore.

Will Farmer Joe hear the strains of the steel guitar, or will he sleep through the music?

Punk Farm will delight young readers, not only with its concise storytelling but through the visual elements as well. From the front cover to the back endsheet, Punk Farm is a vibrant celebration of color. Endsheets feature concert goodies: pics of the band, concert stubs, the bandís website address, and a promotional flyer. The symphony of colors grabs the readerís attention, and font choices give the book a ďpunkĒ feel. Even famous publications give Punk Farm two thumbs up!

Punk Farm is a rockiní good read.

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