Acoustic Rooster's Barnyard Boogie Starring Indigo Blume
On the eve of singing at a community festival, a bout of stage fright threatens a little girl's confidence. As Indigo Blume drifts off to sleep, she isn't sure she's brave enough to take the stage. But once she falls asleep, Indigo finds herself in a dream world with the characters of her favorite book, Acoustic Rooster and his Barnyard Band. The band's members, including Miss Dairy Parton and Chickee Minaj, are rehearsing, and they invite Indigo to join the group. But when a storm destroys their barn, the animals are left with almost nothing. Can Indigo rally the band to work together and save their home? And will she find her voice in time for the festival?
|Interest Level||Grade 1 - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
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|Publisher||Sleeping Bear Press|
|Available Formats||Hardcover (9781534111141), PDF (9781534178861), Hosted ebook (9781534178878)|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||10 x 10|
Publisher's Weekly - Acoustic Rooster's Barnyard Boogie Starring Indigo Blume
Happy to contribute to her community but suffering cold feet at the prospect of headlining the Garden City Community Festival, Indigo dreams herself into the swinging barnyard of Acoustic Rooster and his punny-named musical friends. When a sudden storm demolishes the barn, Indigo proves her mettle twice over by organizing a benefit concert and stepping in for the ailing Dairy Parton (“the diva is hoarse… even though she is a cow”)—and wakes ready to rock the house.
School Library Journal - Acoustic Rooster's Barnyard Boogie Starring Indigo Blume
Recommended for independent reading or one-on-one sharing with a child who needs a self-esteem boost and likes jazz and/or farm animals.
Author: Kwame Alexander
Kwame Alexander is a poet, publisher, and an award-winning producerof literary programs. He has written for television, the stage, and authored13 books. He conducts writing/publishing workshops at schools andconferences throughout the country.
Illustrator: Tim Bowers
Even at a young age, Tim Bowers's artwork reflected a strong sense of humor and an interest in animals. Prior to illustrating children's books, Tim worked as an artist for Hallmark Cards, where he helped launch the popular Shoebox Greetings card line. His first children's book, The Toy Circus, was published in 1986. He now has illustrated more than 25 children's books and garnered various awards including the Chicago Public Library's "Best of the Best" list and several Junior Library Guild selections. Tim's artwork has been included in the Society of Illustrators Annual Art Exhibition and the S.I. Humor Exhibition, as well as featured in children's magazines, used on a wide variety of products, and appeared on hundreds of greeting cards. Original paintings from several books are in private and institutional collections across the country. Tim lives with his family in Granville, Ohio, and travels to schools and libraries to share his work with students.
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