{"id":4005255512143,"title":"A Kid of Their Own","handle":"a-kid-of-their-own","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca title=\"Author Megan Dowd Lambert\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/megan-dowd-lambert\"\u003eMegan Dowd Lambert\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/jessica-lanan\"\u003eJessica Lannan\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eCan Clyde handle the new kid in town?\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn this fresh and funny followup to the Ezra Jack Keats Honor book \u003cem\u003eA Crow of His Own, \u003c\/em\u003eRooster Clyde has just settled in and found his voice when everyone demands that he take his hard-earned crow down a notch to let newcomer Rowdy and his mother get their beauty sleep. That doesn't sit well with Clyde. Even worse, motherly goose Roberta seems to have taken the new animals' side! Can they reach a solution that works for everybody?\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhile the furred and feathered farm residents welcome their newest additions, background illustrations show Farmer Jay and Farmer Kevin preparing for their own adopted child to arrive. A perfect book for new siblings and family growing pains. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/admin\/products\/446585245\"\u003eA Crow of His Own\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/admin\/products\/5337525319\"\u003eRaj the Bookstore Tiger\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/kid-of-their-own-spread.jpg?659\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e \u003cscript src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-shape=\"round\" defer async=\"\" type=\"text\/javascript\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMegan Dowd Lambert, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMegan Dowd Lambert is the author of A Crow of His Own, Real Sisters Pretend, and Reading Picture Books with Children. She is an instructor at the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons University, where she earned her master's degree. She writes about books and parenting for Horn Book Magazine, has served on a Caldecott Committee, and worked at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art for many years.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Author Megan Dowd Lambert\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/megan-dowd-lambert\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Megan.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJessica Lannan\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJessica Lanan is the illustrator of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003eOut of School and Into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003eThe Story I'll Tell\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e, and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003eFinding Narnia\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e. She attended Scripps College and has a BA in fine art. She lives in Colorado.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/jessica-lanan\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Jessica.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/star-fade.gif?4673889858015672850\"\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e, starred review\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn this companion book to \u003cem\u003eA Crow of His Own\u003c\/em\u003e (illustrated by David Hyde Costello, 2015), Clyde the rooster returns with his star wake-up crow.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRegularly lapping up universal praise and adoration, Clyde is living a comfortable life on the farm until farmers Jay and Kevin introduce Fran the goat and her kid, Rowdy. Everyone is delighted to have a kid on the farm except for a jealous Clyde, who devises a plan to regain everyone’s attention. The next morning he uses a megaphone to make an extra loud wake-up call, but the noise doesn’t allow Rowdy the sleep he needs. His friend Roberta the goose asks him to tone it down, but he dials it up with amps and drums, crowing every time Rowdy tries to rest. Soon everyone is upset, and Clyde realizes he must do something to make up for his “foul behavior.” Lambert depicts how hard the change brought about by a new young one in the family can be while also addressing inclusivity and celebrating everyone’s unique voice. The charming watercolor illustrations include little hints that the two white, male farmers are preparing for another new arrival. As with the author’s first book, the vocabulary sets this title apart from many others for this age group. Rarely using verbs like “said” or “asked,” the text allows readers to discover “gushed,” “huffed,” and “gasped” alongside other crunchy vocabulary: “Resolve,” “bereft,” and “righteousness” are just a smattering. A sweet and unusual new-baby story with an uncommonly broadening vocabulary. (Picture book. 4-6)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eClyde the rooster struggles to share his limelight with a new farmyard addition. Clyde has just welcomed the dawn with his signature “Cock-a’doodle-doo,” when farmers Jay and Kevin drive up and announce the arrival of two new goats. Rowdy, the kid, quickly wins over everyone, and Clyde feels he’s lost his spotlight. He resolves to win it back in the morning with an extra-loud, extraordinary crow. His extra-loud crow serves only to wake the young Rowdy from his slumber and earns the ire of the other animals. Eventually, the others’ disdain for his showboating helps Clyde realize the error of his ways, and peace and restful silence are restored with the help of a fuzzy pair of earmuffs for Rowdy. This delightful sequel will please fans of A Crow of One’s Own, as well as readers new to the series. Lanam’s illustrations are reminiscent of Jon Agee, with line-drawn animals and great big, blocky text. The text is full of action words and playful animal puns, and clearly delineated text bubbles give each animal its own distinctive personality. The farmer’s adoption of their own “kid” at the story’s conclusion provides an easy transition to conversations about new siblings and growing families. 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Rarely using verbs like “said” or “asked,” the text allows readers to discover “gushed,” “huffed,” and “gasped” alongside other crunchy vocabulary: “Resolve,” “bereft,” and “righteousness” are just a smattering. A sweet and unusual new-baby story with an uncommonly broadening vocabulary. (Picture book. 4-6)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eClyde the rooster struggles to share his limelight with a new farmyard addition. Clyde has just welcomed the dawn with his signature “Cock-a’doodle-doo,” when farmers Jay and Kevin drive up and announce the arrival of two new goats. Rowdy, the kid, quickly wins over everyone, and Clyde feels he’s lost his spotlight. He resolves to win it back in the morning with an extra-loud, extraordinary crow. His extra-loud crow serves only to wake the young Rowdy from his slumber and earns the ire of the other animals. Eventually, the others’ disdain for his showboating helps Clyde realize the error of his ways, and peace and restful silence are restored with the help of a fuzzy pair of earmuffs for Rowdy. This delightful sequel will please fans of A Crow of One’s Own, as well as readers new to the series. Lanam’s illustrations are reminiscent of Jon Agee, with line-drawn animals and great big, blocky text. The text is full of action words and playful animal puns, and clearly delineated text bubbles give each animal its own distinctive personality. The farmer’s adoption of their own “kid” at the story’s conclusion provides an easy transition to conversations about new siblings and growing families. 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A Kid of Their Own

By: Megan Dowd Lambert / Illustrated by: Jessica Lannan

Can Clyde handle the new kid in town?

In this fresh and funny followup to the Ezra Jack Keats Honor book A Crow of His Own, Rooster Clyde has just settled in and found his voice when everyone demands that he take his hard-earned crow down a notch to let newcomer Rowdy and his mother get their beauty sleep. That doesn't sit well with Clyde. Even worse, motherly goose Roberta seems to have taken the new animals' side! Can they reach a solution that works for everybody?

While the furred and feathered farm residents welcome their newest additions, background illustrations show Farmer Jay and Farmer Kevin preparing for their own adopted child to arrive. A perfect book for new siblings and family growing pains. 

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Megan Dowd Lambert, author

Megan Dowd Lambert is the author of A Crow of His Own, Real Sisters Pretend, and Reading Picture Books with Children. She is an instructor at the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons University, where she earned her master's degree. She writes about books and parenting for Horn Book Magazine, has served on a Caldecott Committee, and worked at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art for many years.

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Jessica Lannan

Jessica Lanan is the illustrator of Out of School and Into Nature: The Anna Comstock StoryThe Story I'll Tell, and Finding Narnia. She attended Scripps College and has a BA in fine art. She lives in Colorado.

Read more about Jessica.

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Kirkus Reviews, starred review

In this companion book to A Crow of His Own (illustrated by David Hyde Costello, 2015), Clyde the rooster returns with his star wake-up crow.

Regularly lapping up universal praise and adoration, Clyde is living a comfortable life on the farm until farmers Jay and Kevin introduce Fran the goat and her kid, Rowdy. Everyone is delighted to have a kid on the farm except for a jealous Clyde, who devises a plan to regain everyone’s attention. The next morning he uses a megaphone to make an extra loud wake-up call, but the noise doesn’t allow Rowdy the sleep he needs. His friend Roberta the goose asks him to tone it down, but he dials it up with amps and drums, crowing every time Rowdy tries to rest. Soon everyone is upset, and Clyde realizes he must do something to make up for his “foul behavior.” Lambert depicts how hard the change brought about by a new young one in the family can be while also addressing inclusivity and celebrating everyone’s unique voice. The charming watercolor illustrations include little hints that the two white, male farmers are preparing for another new arrival. As with the author’s first book, the vocabulary sets this title apart from many others for this age group. Rarely using verbs like “said” or “asked,” the text allows readers to discover “gushed,” “huffed,” and “gasped” alongside other crunchy vocabulary: “Resolve,” “bereft,” and “righteousness” are just a smattering. A sweet and unusual new-baby story with an uncommonly broadening vocabulary. (Picture book. 4-6)

School Library Journal

Clyde the rooster struggles to share his limelight with a new farmyard addition. Clyde has just welcomed the dawn with his signature “Cock-a’doodle-doo,” when farmers Jay and Kevin drive up and announce the arrival of two new goats. Rowdy, the kid, quickly wins over everyone, and Clyde feels he’s lost his spotlight. He resolves to win it back in the morning with an extra-loud, extraordinary crow. His extra-loud crow serves only to wake the young Rowdy from his slumber and earns the ire of the other animals. Eventually, the others’ disdain for his showboating helps Clyde realize the error of his ways, and peace and restful silence are restored with the help of a fuzzy pair of earmuffs for Rowdy. This delightful sequel will please fans of A Crow of One’s Own, as well as readers new to the series. Lanam’s illustrations are reminiscent of Jon Agee, with line-drawn animals and great big, blocky text. The text is full of action words and playful animal puns, and clearly delineated text bubbles give each animal its own distinctive personality. The farmer’s adoption of their own “kid” at the story’s conclusion provides an easy transition to conversations about new siblings and growing families. VERDICT The lesson that there is room and love for everyone in the family is one that parents and caregivers will be happy to share.

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ISBN: 978-1-58089-879-9

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Ages: 4-8
Page count: 32
10 x 8