Hickory Dickory Dock
(HMH Books for Young Readers, April 1, 2007)
Keith Baker displays his trademark flair for color, movement, and rhythm in this vibrant adaptation of the familiar nursery rhyme "Hickory Dickory Dock." A companion to his acclaimed Big Fat Hen, this twist on an old favorite features some serious antics on the part of a busy little mouse. As a huge grandfather clock strikes each hour from one o' clock in the afternoon to midnight, a different animal passes by, and the mouse has a funny interaction with each of them. With counting, telling time, and a cozy bedtime ending to engage them, children will be chiming in for repeated readings.