Written by Tim McCanna | Illustrated by Allison Black for Harry N. Abrams | May 2017 | Hardcover + Board Book Formats
The Barnyard Band is performing today! Each animal musician knows what to do, but Cow can only moo. This charming, read-aloud book features musical sounds and a refrain children will love repeating. Barnyard Boogie! is full of rhyming and nonsense sounds that will enrich and delight.
McCanna’s simple and alliterative onomatopoeic text flows across the page in a variety of bright colors, and its brevity and unfaltering scansion suit it well to a toddler audience. Black’s digitally created, colorful illustrations resemble paper cutouts decorated with chalk. The animals have a Matisse-y look to them, and the full-bleed backdrops, which merely suggest a barnyard, are as bright as the big-eyed animals. (Kirkus May 2017)
This is a fun picture book, full of color and rhyming words that young children will love. The animals are portrayed simply on brightly colored backgrounds of green, orange, blue, and red. VERDICT A great title for toddlers and preschoolers; even babies would love the funny sounds. A definite purchase for any size children's collection. (Elaine Lesh Morgan, School Library Journal 2017)
“Honka Wonka Woo!" is just one of funny sounds coming from the barnyard and part of what makes this book so fun....The illustrations are just as fun as the different instrument sounds. The simple sentences and rhyming scheme, make it a great book for kids. It is easy to be silly when you are reading the Barnyard Boogie! (Mundie Kids 2017)
Click the image above to watch Barnyard Boogie’s book release video, made by author Tim McCanna!