K-Gr. 1. Like Lola Schaefer's Loose Tooth
on p.1944, this book in the An I Can Read Book series plays as much with the sounds of words as with common physical experience. Sam the lamb has a cold, but he can't sneeze. He's on the verge; he's got the ahhh.
But he can't do the choo.
The rhyming nonsense words and colorful, comical barnyard pictures show various animals trying to help Sam end his sneeze, which he finally does in a rip-roaring sneezy climax "that raised the roof and shook the trees." Now that's power. Then there's the joke on the last page, when Sam thanks his friends: "Bless you!" Hazel RochmanCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
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About the Author
Sarah Weeks is an author, singer, and songwriter. Her many books for young readers include the My First I Can Read Book Splish, Splash!, illustrated by Ashley Wolff, and the I Can Read Books Mac and Cheese, Baa-Choo!, Pip Squeak, and Drip, Drop, all illustrated by Jane Manning. She lives in upstate New York.
Jane Manning is the illustrator of dozens of children's books, including the I Can Read Book Baa-Choo! by Sarah Weeks and the New York Times bestselling The Witch Who Was Afraid of Witches by Alice Low. She currently lives in Deep River, Connecticut.
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