Eric Carle’s beloved tale, Rooster’s Off to See the World, now comes with a CD narrated by award-winning actor Stanley Tucci!
Rooster has gotten tired of living on the farm, so one sunny day he decides that he wants to travel and see the world. But Rooster is feeling a bit lonely on his outing. So when he meets two cats, he invites them to come along. And then he meets three frogs, four turtles, and five fish who all join, too! But Rooster hasn’t thought about food or shelter. When his newfound companions head back home, the hungry and homesick Rooster eventually follows. He’s learned that while it’s wonderful to set out on an adventure, there’s nothing as sweet as coming home.
With his trademark collage illustrations and lively text, Eric Carle helps young readers count from one to five and then back down from five to one in this delightful story that’s now available as a book & CD narrated by Stanley Tucci!
About the Author
Eric Carle is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of more than seventy books for very young children, including The Tiny Seed, Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me, and his most well-known title, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Born in Syracuse, New York, Eric Carle moved to Germany with his parents when he was six years old. He studied at the prestigious art school, the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, in Stuttgart, before returning to the United States, where he worked as a graphic designer for The New York Times and later as art director for an advertising agency. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, now considered a modern classic, has sold nearly fifty million copies and has been translated into sixty-five languages. With his late wife, Barbara, Eric Carle cofounded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts in 2002. Eric Carle lives in the Florida Keys.
Academy Award–nominee Stanley Tucci is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award–winning actor who has also been nominated for a Tony and a Grammy, among countless other critical and professional accolades. He has appeared in more than fifty films, including The Lovely Bones, Julie & Julia, The Devil Wears Prada, The Terminal, Road to Perdition, The Hunger Games films, and more than a dozen plays both on and off Broadway.
Hometown:Northampton, Massachusetts and the Berkshires
Date of Birth:June 25, 1929
Place of Birth:Syracuse, New York
Education:Akademie der bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, 1946-50
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The story is a bout a rooster who wants to see the world. He begins his journey and meets two cats they come along, then 3 frogs, 4 turtles, 5 fish, and fireflies. They all go around together for a moment but they all get tired and go home. the rooster goes home as well and finds happiness in his dreams. The message is that you never feel alone in your dreams.
This book is about a rooster who wants to travel around the world. He wants his friends to join him in this journey.
This book would be a great tool to teach young readers about early math skills.