Rooster's Off to See the World

by Eric Carle
Illustrator Eric Carle

Aladdin | June 2, 1999 | Trade Paperback

Rooster's Off to See the World is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
One fine morning, a rooster sets off to see the world. Soon he''s joined by two cats, then three frogs, then four turtles, then five fish. But one group by one, his new friends decide to head home, leaving the rooster alone again -- and ready to return to his own comfortable home as well. Bold, colorful collage illustrations, a beguiling story, and a simple introduction to number sets, addition, and subtraction combine to make Rooster''s Off to See the World a delight for Eric Carle''s many young fans.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 32 pages, 11.25 × 8 × 0.1 in

Published: June 2, 1999

Publisher: Aladdin

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0689826842

ISBN - 13: 9780689826849

Appropriate for ages: 4

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful book but the story is a little sad The story tells the tale (with lots of repetitive text) of an ambitious rooster who sets out to see the world. He leaves his cozy home safe behind to embark on his trip. On each page he picks up a few new friends who are also seduced by the temptation to "see the world". Unfortunately, rooster isn't all that bright and he forgets to make plans for basic necessities like food and shelter. So when the sun goes down rooster and his new friends are cold and hungry. They all begin to complain. Soon, rooster's fair weather friends begin to desert him (the turtle's even leave without bothering to say goodbye!). Before long poor defeated rooster is left all alone. A dejected rooster ponders his mistakes, takes a short nap and heads back out to his cozy home without seeing much of the world at all and the book comes to an end.
Date published: 2009-08-26

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Rooster's Off to See the World

by Eric Carle
Illustrator Eric Carle

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 32 pages, 11.25 × 8 × 0.1 in

Published: June 2, 1999

Publisher: Aladdin

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0689826842

ISBN - 13: 9780689826849

From the Publisher

One fine morning, a rooster sets off to see the world. Soon he''s joined by two cats, then three frogs, then four turtles, then five fish. But one group by one, his new friends decide to head home, leaving the rooster alone again -- and ready to return to his own comfortable home as well. Bold, colorful collage illustrations, a beguiling story, and a simple introduction to number sets, addition, and subtraction combine to make Rooster''s Off to See the World a delight for Eric Carle''s many young fans.

About the Author

Eric Carle is an award-winning, children's picture book author and illustrator whose most recognized work is The Very Hungry Caterpillar Board Book. Carle was born to German parents in 1929 in Syracuse, New York. The family returned to Germany in 1935, moving to a suburb of Stuttgart. Carle disliked high school, quitting at the age of 16 before graduation. He was admitted as the youngest student to the Akademie der bildenden Kunste, an art school. After finishing at the Akademie, he worked as a poster designer for the U.S. Information Center in Germany until 1952, when he moved back to New York City. He was a graphic designer at the New York Times and later worked as an art director at L.W. Frohlich & Co. In 1963, Bill Martin, Jr. saw a poster of a red lobster that Carle had designed and asked him to illustrate Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, thus launching his freelance career. Among his many children's books are Hello, Red Fox, The Very Clumsy Click Beetle, and Pancakes, Pancakes!

From Our Editors

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Rooster’s Off to See the World is a simple tale about a journey of two cats, three frogs, four turtles and five fish and, of course, one rooster. This book comes with counting boxes in the upper corners of the pages that keep track of the animals as they come and go, making it a perfect lesson in addition and subtraction.

Appropriate for ages: 4