Rooster learns that he needs a lot of help from his friends to get cleaned up in time for Heron’s party. Then the real fun begins.
Rooster’s Night Out is a humorous chain story from Cuba that is retold by the award-winning creative team of Mitch Weiss and Martha Hamilton. It is a story about a vain rooster who sets out for a party after carefully grooming his feathers. On the way to the dance, he accidentally splatters juice from a tomato on his feathers. The rooster of course wants to get his feathers cleaned in time to go to the dance at Heron's party that night, but he finds that he needs a lot of help from his friends to get cleaned up. Fortunately, he finally receives the help he needs when the sun comes to his aid. As a sign of gratitude, Rooster agrees to crow every morning to wake the sun up. This rooster folktale from Cuba will wake you up! Readers will learn about the importance of courage, fairness and resourcefulness.
About the Author
Martha Hamilton & Mitch Weiss Bio: Donald Davis was raised in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. He didn't realize it at the time, but he grew up in a family of gifted storytellers who passed their talent along to Donald. His legendary Uncle Frank was a front-porch storyteller of the first order and the source of many of Donald’s tales. Young Davis was a capable student. He went to college and then to divinity school. For twenty years he served the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. Then came a day when he found that he would rather tell Uncle Frank's tall tales than give another sermon. He would rather recall two old-maid sisters who abused the party line than marry one more couple. Fortunately, Davis had no trouble finding audiences: all of his former congregations lined up to book him to perform as a storyteller. He now tours the USA ten months a year, making about 300 storytelling presentations annually. He can be found in schools, at libraries, in front of conventions, and as a headliner at storytelling festivals. Davis has appeared on ABC News Nightline, and he has been a guest on National Public Radio and CNN. His books and spoken word recordings have received critical acclaim and won many awards. Davis has written ten books and recorded twenty audio recordings with August House. When Donald isn’t crisscrossing the country performing his stories, he comes home to Ocracoke Island, North Carolina where he lives with his wife, Merle.Baird Hoffmire Bio: Baird Hoffmire is an animator, illustrator, graphic designer and exhibiting artist. He resides in Charleston, South Carolina with his beautiful wife, Jane and his equally lovely daughters, Sadie and Harper. With a BFA in Illustration from Western Carolina University and a BFA in Media Arts and Animation from the Art Institute of Atlanta, Baird has been working as a professional artist for over ten years. His illustrations in Story Cove picture books and animated stories have been enjoyed by tens of thousands of children around the world. Besides painting, illustrating books and spending time with his family, Baird loves to play basketball.