It's the perfect read-aloud A flustered cat is on the verge of crying fowl in a farmyard story that will crack kids up.
Jack the cat is building the perfect nest. It's bound to attract the perfect chicken, who will lay the perfect egg, which will make the perfect omelet. And sure enough, a chicken shows up (" Caramba "), but so do a duck ("Sacre bleu ") and a goose ("Great balls of fire "). Feathers get ruffled and Jack gets much more than breakfast in a funny tale rich in detail with a sweet final twist.
About the Author
Catherine Friend left a career in technical writing in Minneapolis to move with her spouse to a small farm in southeastern Minnesota. Her adult memoirs, Hit by a Farm and Sheepish, chronicle her many adventures and mishaps in the country. Her children's picture book, The Perfect Nest, was chosen by the Wall Street Journal as one of the best read-aloud books of 2007. While she's not always comfortable with every aspect of farming, Catherine is proud that she's learned to take the wool from her sheep's backs and knit it into very cool socks.
Soon to be bestselling author Kristin Yodock has always known that her destiny was to be a writer. After receiving her Ph.D. in psychology, she began delving into children's fantasy and wrote The Adventures of Mr. McGuire and Friends. Kristin is currently composing a fairy tale that will be released shortly. When she isn't dreaming up new storylines for her next endeavor she's spending time with her handsome husband and their Boston Terrier Buddy. She's been inspired by many great writers, including E. B. White, Walt Whitman, Charlotte Bronte, Mark Twain, and Louisa May Alcott.