By Jef Czekaj

Balzer & Bray/Harperteen, Hardcover, 9780062060112, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 2012


Psst, listen up.
Are you ready?


Now you say it back. . . .

A barnyard game of telephone goes wildly wrong in this hilarious picture book that demands to be read out loud.

About the Author
Jef Czekaj is a cartoonist, children's book author and illustrator, and underground DJ. His comic, Grampa and Julie: Shark Hunters, ran in Nickelodeon magazine for more than ten years. Jef's other picture books include Cat Secrets; Oink-a-Doodle-Moo; Hip & Hop, Don't Stop!; and A Call for a New Alphabet. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Praise For Oink-A-Doodle-Moo

“This circular tale offers plenty of laughs, and children will love to join in on the wacky string of animal sounds. A great storytime choice....Pass it on.”
-School Library Journal

“Get ready for many, ever-sillier rereadings.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Czekaj wrings an impressive amount of humor from a simple conceit; the story will likely have children ready to play telephone (or just make some animal noises).”
-Publishers Weekly

“The simple compositions, dynamic posed animals, bright colors, and large word bubbles will make this as successful with larger groups as it will be with an audience of a few.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Praise for CAT SECRETS: “There’s readalone potential here as well as readaloud, but most of all there’s pretend-to-be-a-kitty potential, and kids will find the opportunity irresistible.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Praise for CAT SECRETS: “The book has obvious appeal as a read-aloud, with its instructions and large-format cartoons, but it has the intimacy of a story to be read independently.”
-School Library Journal

Praise for CAT SECRETS: “Irresistible cartoon art.”
-ALA Booklist

Praise for CAT SECRETS: “Expressive, high-contrast, high-energy cartoons.”
-Publishers Weekly