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Rooster's Off to See the World
Book and CD
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About The Book
Eric Carle’s beloved tale, Rooster’s Off to See the World, now comes with a CD narrated by award-winning actor Stanley Tucci!
Rooster has gotten tired of living on the farm, so one sunny day he decides that he wants to travel and see the world. But Rooster is feeling a bit lonely on his outing. So when he meets two cats, he invites them to come along. And then he meets three frogs, four turtles, and five fish who all join, too! But Rooster hasn’t thought about food or shelter. When his newfound companions head back home, the hungry and homesick Rooster eventually follows. He’s learned that while it’s wonderful to set out on an adventure, there’s nothing as sweet as coming home.
With his trademark collage illustrations and lively text, Eric Carle helps young readers count from one to five and then back down from five to one in this delightful story that’s now available as a book & CD narrated by Stanley Tucci!
About The Illustrator
Eric Carle (1929–2021) was acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children, including Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me; Have You Seen My Cat?; and TheTiny Seed. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has been translated into seventy languages and sold over fifty-five million copies. Carle illustrated more than seventy books, many bestsellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 170 million copies of his books have sold around the world. In 2003, Carle received the Children’s Literature Legacy Award for lifetime achievement in children's literature. In 2002, Eric and his wife, Barbara, cofounded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (CarleMuseum.org) in Amherst, Massachusetts, a 40,000-square-foot space dedicated to the celebration of picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world, underscoring the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of picture books and their art form. Eric Carle passed away in May 2021 at the age of ninety-one. His work remains an important influence on artists and illustrators at work today. Find out more at Eric-Carle.com.
About The Reader
Italian American actor Stanley Tucci was born in New York in 1960. He has directed five films and appeared over seventy films, including The Devil Wears Prada, Easy A, The Terminal, and Road to Perdition, as well as more than a dozen plays, on and off Broadway. He starred in Julie & Julia, opposite Meryl Streep, and The Lovely Bones, for which he earned his first Academy Award nomination, for Best Supporting Actor. He is the winner of two Golden Globes and two Emmys. Tucci’s foodie TV show, Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy, recently aired on CBS and is nominated for an Emmy.
- Publisher: Little Simon (April 12, 2016)
- Length: 32 pages
- ISBN13: 9781481419574
- Grades: P - 2
- Ages: 4 - 8
- Lexile ® 510L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
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