Chicken Joe Forgets Something Important
Story and songs Trout Fishing in America Illustrations Stéphane Jorisch
The comical cat who loves to rock out in farm gear is back! It’s a special day for the hen house-loving friend, Chicken Joe, but he can’t recall why. After an abrupt awakening by his neighbours, the Rock and Roll Roosters, Chicken Joe sets out on a quest to figure out what it is he needs to remember. Loyal friends who love him such as Helen and Hilda, the hens; Miss Kitty, the city dog; Mister, the mule and King Kong, the parakeet, conspire to keep the delightful secret that it’s his birthday. The accompanying album offers a collection of 11 fun sing-along songs along with the narrated story.
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Humorous lyrics and toe-tapping rhythm with a bluegrass influence. SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
Pub Date: 2011
Ages: 4 to 7 / Grades K to 2
Keywords: Animals / Farm / Friendship / Birthdays
The four-time Grammy-nominated duo, Trout Fishing in America formed by Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet, has earned widespread critical praise from USA Today and Billboard. NPR has praised the singer-songwriters as “the Lennon and McCartney of kids’ music.”
Stéphane Jorisch is a four-time winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, as well as winner of the Ruth Schwartz Children’s Book Award and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award. He has also created set designs for Le Cirque du Soleil.