Published by Charlesbridge
Summary: Clyde the rooster, first seen in A Crow of His Own, gets his beak out of joint when a baby goat named Rowdy arrives at the farm. Clyde loves to wake everyone up with his “Cock-a-doodle-do”, but he’s constantly being hushed so Rowdy can get his sleep. Clyde starts to feel jealous, particularly when motherly Roberta the goose starts paying more attention to Rowdy than to Clyde. But when he overhears some of the other animals talking about his behavior, Clyde is moved to make amends. He digs out an old pair of earmuffs that have never quite fit him and gives them to the kid. The next morning, Clyde is able to issue his usual rousing wake-up call, and Rowdy can sleep peacefully, his ears warmly protected. Sharp-eyed readers will have noticed Farmers Jay and Kevin getting ready for a big event in their own lives, and on the last page they have adopted their own kid…and not the goat variety. 32 pages; ages 4-8
Pros: This cute story about adjusting to a new member of the family or two would be a perfect gift for a new big sibling.
Cons: Those must be some powerful earmuffs.