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Why Did the Farmer Cross the Road?

Farmer would really love to sleep in but his slumber is disturbed by his faithful companion Donkey. Donkey thinks that Farmer needs to know that his chickens, goats, pigs, sheep, and one cow have left the farm. It seems the food and fun of the county fair have lured the livestock off the farm. Can Farmer and Donkey round up those wayward critters?

With a pie eating contest, rides, and a giant Slip and Slide--what could go wrong? Young readers will laugh out loud in this unique take on the traditional chicken joke.

Author Brooke Herter James won her first creative writing award in eighth grade. Then she did a bunch of other things like college, public health nursing, and raising a family. Now she’s writing again. She lives in a very old house in Vermont with her husband and two donkeys, Sarah Ruth and Esther. She is an active member of SCBWI, a student of the Gotham Writers Workshop, and a graduate of the Yale Writers’ Conference.

Illustrator Mike Herrod has written and illustrated several books for children, including Doggie Dreams and Hiccup! He lives with his wife, two sons, and cat in Queens, New York.

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