The Resource Barnyard banter, Denise Fleming

Barnyard banter, Denise Fleming

Label
Barnyard banter
Title
Barnyard banter
Statement of responsibility
Denise Fleming
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
All the farm animals are where they should be, clucking and mucking, mewing and cooing, except for the missing goose. It's another cacophonous morning on the farm. From pasture to hayloft, cows moo, kittens mew, hens cluck, and pigs muck. As energetic text filled with rhyming barnyard noises invite young readers to chime in. This exuberant picture book, created with distinctive handmade-paper illustrations, bursts with color, texture, and playful sounds
Tone
Illustration
Award
ALA Notable Children's Book, 1995
Review
  • Books for Youth, For the Young: Ages 3-6. Like Fleming's other picture books, this is a lot of noisy fun. Here, her handmade paper pictures are brighter and grittier, with coffee grounds and real oats worked into the pulp. As for the story, a pure white goose tours a farm visiting her friends, and each responds appropriately. Large, thick black lettering scattered around the double-page spreads shouts out, "Hee haw, haw . . . caw, caw, caw." Readers will watch for Goose in each picture; expect a lot of honking by story's end. As usual, Fleming has created another original, excitingly designed book for the youngest children. ((Reviewed May 1, 1994)) -- Kathryn Broderick
  • PreS-Gr 1-Roosters, cows, crows, hens, kittens, etc., noisly go about their barnyard business except for Goose, who silently flits through each scene chasing an elusive butterfly. She finally makes herself heard on the last double-page spread. Strong rhythm and rhyme, plus fun onomatopoeic animal sounds, demand reading aloud. But even more delightful than the engaging text are Fleming's spectacular illustrations, created by pouring cotton pulp through hand-cut stencils. They create realistically textured, bold, bright settings for the whimsical critters to romp through. Intimate perspectives (tucked in the hay loft at kitten's-eye level, wallowing with mud-mucking pigs), reminiscent of In the Tall, Tall Grass (Holt, 1991), make Barnyard Banter one more plus to Fleming's already impressive collection.-Claudia Cooper, Ft. Stockton Independent School District, TX
  • Fleming's latest picture book pays a joyful, noisy visit to the farm. A bouncy, rhyming text places various animals in their natural surroundings and gives voice to the sounds they make, e.g., "Hens in the henhouse, cluck, cluck, cluck / Pigs in the wallow, muck, muck, muck." In a mostly visual--though gratuitous--subplot, a lone white goose accompanies the reader from page to page, and a textual aside occasionally asks, "But where's Goose?" Fleming's ( In the Small, Small Pond ) by now familiar pulp-painting style continues to evolve. Coffee grounds, oats and burlap add texture and depth to her zesty, full-bodied color-scheme, while a thick black typeface works well as a design element, scattering onomatopoeic words at different angles across the pages. The penultimate spread, which features a cacophony of text and hardly any figures, successfully sums up the spirit of the proceedings. In some cases, the in-your-face perspectives may need a bit of clarification for the youngest readers, but the volume as a whole delivers a hefty helping of rowdy fun. Ages 2-6. (Apr.)
  • /* Starred Review */ Each in their niche -- hens in the henhouse, mice in the grain bin, and so on -- the animals make their traditional exclamations as the barnyard goose careens through, chasing a bright yellow butterfly. Lush colors, startled, wide-eyed animals, and bold, black print make each page of this latest offering from a new Caldecott honoree (In the Small, Small Pond, 1993) jump with activity. Good for either group or lap reading; up close, you can really appreciate the texture Fleming creates in her specially handmade paper by incorporating such materials as coffee grounds and oats. Youngsters can responding to a repeated question ("Where's goose?"), and the familiar animal voices will please them; here, they can also enrich their vocabularies with such descriptives as "wallow," "paddock," and, of course, "banter. (Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 1994)
Awards note
American Library Association Notable Children's Book, 1995
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
109436
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fleming, Denise
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ8.3.F6378
LC item number
Bar 1994
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 1
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Domestic animals
  • Animal sounds
  • Domestic animals
  • Animal sounds
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Animal sounds
  • Domestic animals
  • Domestic animals
  • Animal communication
  • Stories in rhyme
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Barnyard banter, Denise Fleming
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm28584870
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780329072506
Lccn
93011032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)28584870
Label
Barnyard banter, Denise Fleming
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm28584870
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780329072506
Lccn
93011032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)28584870

Library Locations

    • Amity Public LibraryBorrow it
      307 Trade Street, Amity, OR, 97101, US
      45.123326 -123.205021
    • Dallas Public LibraryBorrow it
      950 Main Street, Dallas, OR, 97338, US
      44.941959 -123.317528
    • Dayton Public LibraryBorrow it
      416 Ferry Street, Dayton, OR, 97114, US
      45.220501 -123.076794
    • Independence Public LibraryBorrow it
      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
    • Lyons Public LibraryBorrow it
      279 8th Street, Lyons, OR, 97358, US
      44.775286 -122.612965
    • Monmouth Public LibraryBorrow it
      168 S Ecols St., Monmouth, OR, 97361, US
      44.848141 -123.23189
    • Newberg Public LibraryBorrow it
      503 East Hancock Street, Newberg, OR, 97132, US
      45.301909 -122.974741
    • Silver Falls Library DistrictBorrow it
      410 S. Water Street, Silverton, OR, 97381, US
      45.003378 -122.781322
Processing Feedback ...