Monday, February 15, 2021

Review: The Restless Rooster by Jasmine Buynovsky

It's Monday! And what better way to start the week then with a Cock-a-doodle-do?

by Jasmine Buynovsky
Illustrated by Nidhom
Mascot Books
Picture Book
ages 4 to 8

Rudy the rooster is a quirky bird on the farm. Instead of waking up before the sun, Rudy snoozes through the morning after staying up all night trying to fly. The other animals laugh at his efforts, but with enough determination, Rudy knows anything is possible!

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                                        * bright illustrations
                                        * rooster with a different dream
                                        * message of  'never give up'


This is a rooster on a mission to achieve something that he actually can't...but shows how determination can make a big difference even when things should be impossible.

Rudy is a very strange rooster and never wakes up the farmer with his cock-a-doodle-do until too late in the afternoon. This is because of his impossible dream...and maybe, his love for TV. Rudy wants to fly, but the other animals make fun of his attempts. So each night, he goes out into the dark and tries his best to fly.

This is a cute story, and it's hard not to like and root for Rudy as he tries to accomplish a goal with no one supporting him. But he is a bit silly too in all of his antics. The text is simple enough for younger listeners and done in a type of rhyme...although this doesn't flow smoothly the entire way through. Still, that doesn't hurt the tale and it makes a nice read aloud.

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