After his ritual "Cock-a-doodle-doo!", a rooster hears an answering "Moo!" But who said the "Moo"? The rooster scouts the barnyard, asking five animals the titular question. Each lets him know what non-moo sound it does make (an oink, woof, hee-haw, and meow) until the rooster locates a cow, who confesses to being the morning moo-er--and her baby calf moos, too. The animal sounds are revealed beneath each of the six flaps, which when turned also show the rooster's comical reaction to each not-a-moo sound. On the last spread, all in the barnyard bellow their own special way.
About the Author
Harriet Ziefert knows that young children want to get their hands on and lend their voices to beginning books. She has applied this seemingly simple insight to dozens of enduring and engaging board books, many created in partnership with the great Simms Taback. The author lives in South Orange, NJ.
Simms Taback won a Caldecott Honor Award for There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly and the Caldecott Medal for Joseph Had a Little Overcoat. He has also produced award-winning titles for Blue Apple Books, such as Peek-a-Boo, Who? (2006 Scholastic Parent & Child Best Book of the Year) and Simms Taback’s Big Book of Words (2004 Parenting and Child magazines Best Book of the Year, and 2004 Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner).
Praise for Who Said Moo?…
Amazon customer review:
"We received this book as a gift, and I started to read it to my son when he was just a few weeks old. Even then this book captivated him because the colors and pictures are so engaging. My son is [now] 10 months, but it's clear that this is still his favorite book -- he pulls it off the shelf to look at the pictures and brings it to us to read. Even after reading and re-reading this book for almost a year, the book is still in great condition, we haven't tired of the story yet, and I'm sure we'll be reading it for a long time to come!"
"With its outrageously colorful pictures, repetitive (predictable for baby) text, and lift-the-flap for the punchline design, it's a brilliant baby and toddler book." --Parents magazine