Who Wakes the Rooster?

Summary: What happens to the other animals and people on a farm one morning when the rooster doesn’t crow.

Who Wakes the Rooster book by Clare Meeker
Book Name: 
Who Wakes the Rooster?

Target Age Group: 3-6

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0-689-80541-1

Where to buy: Amazon

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1997 Bank Street College Book of the Year selection for Who Wakes Rooster.
1996 The New Yorker Magazine Short List selection for Who Wakes Rooster










"Meeker gets the diurnal rhythms of the farm just right, that ancient slipping from all wuiet to all a-buzz…" 
-Kirkus Reviews (July 15, 1996)

"Learning opportunities abound- animals to identify, sounds to connect to owner and imitate…a winner for preschool story times." 
-School Library Journal (September 1996)

"Strong visual appeal combined with satisfying repetitions make this a sure choice for the young."
-Booklist (November 6, 1996)


"It should be morning, but it’s eerie dark.
Every thing is quiet…too quiet.
Bounce isn’t barking. Where is bounce?
Dozing in his doghouse, peacefully dreaming, because Miranda isn’t meowing. Where is Miranda?"

This Bank Street College Book of the Year started with a simple idea. Who Wakes Rooster? was inspired by a question from Clare’s five year-old son, Sam: “How would rooster wake up if the sun was hidden?” The story follows animals sleeping and waking on a farm in sequential order. With a repetitive refrain, this is wonderful book for children learning to read.