Wake up, Henry Rooster!
Written by Margriet Ruurs
Illustrated by Sean Cassidy
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, ISBN 1550419528
He’s no morning rooster!
Henry’s a young rooster who loves to have fun. He plays cards with the goats, listens to moosic with the cows, and pops corn with the pigs. After a long night of fun, however, Henry just can’t get up early in the morning. His mom insists he’s not lazy; Henry just isn’t a morning rooster. But Henry’s father is off to a convention for a week – guess who must take his place and crow the sun up each morning?
Poor Henry. He’s just not cut out for this crowing business. But if he doesn’t find a way to make it to work on time, the sun won’t rise when it’s supposed to, the farmer and his wife will be late, and all the farm chores won’t get done. They’re all depending on Henry. Will he learn to be a morning rooster after all?
Official selection 2008 Shining Willow Award (Saskatchewan’s Children’s Choice Book Awards)
Official Selection 2006 & 2007 Blue Spruce Award (Ontario’s Children’s Choice Award)
ForeWord Magazine’s 2006 Book of the Year – Bronze Winner
Henry’s father, like many the father of teenage progeny, complains that his son stays up too late and sleeps all day. “That boy’s lazy!”. In fact, he’s the very model of anyone’s teenage son, and illustrator Sean Cassidy is particularly adept at conveying the traits of the breed–as well as barnyard life.
– The Globe & Mail
The vivid images and well-paced text make this a fun read-aloud.
– School Library Journal Reviews
WAKE UP, HENRY ROOSTER! Coloring Sheet (110Kb PDF