ISBN #: 978-0977727292
Page Count: 32
Copyright: June 25, 2013
Publisher: Oren Village, LLC; First Edition
Deep in the heart of Texas lies a small, charming, silly farm called OinkADoodleMoo. One day, a shadow is cast across the land when a huge, hungry grizzly bear appears. What will become of our barnyard friends? Well, let's just say you'll laugh, giggle and sing along as you discover their unique solution to the dreadful problem at hand.
The Legend of OinkADoodleMoo is a rhyming tale as told by Farmer Walter’s crazy chicken, Doodle. Doodle tells us the story of the day a fearsome grizzly comes to the farm looking fora meal. With Oink the Pig on Banjo, Doodle on the harmonica, and Moo the Cow at the piano, the barnyard tunes soon calm the wild beast.
Mr. St. Jean, originally in Business Administration, has found his niche in childrens’ fiction. The storyline is simple, entertaining, and yet polished just enough for adults to enjoy, as well. Libby Carruth Krock’s illustrations are beautifully done, with lots of detail and the animals are adorable. This is a visually appealing book for youngsters, and adults.
Accompanying the book is a CD that follows along with the story. My only criticism would be that the reading sounded too serious, where I expected a more animated voice. The song, itself, was a lot more fun to listen to. Kids will enjoy the book, and CD, regardless of my critique because it is just, simply put, a lot of fun.
*A hardcopy of the book was provided by the author's publicist in exchange for an honest review.