Toucans, Too

by Bethanie Deeney Murguia (Author)

Toucans, Too
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

This hilarious follow-up book to Cockatoo, Too features cockatoos, toucans, two-can stew, and gnus!

One can. Two cans. Toucans?

Toucans, too.

Toucan stew!

The cockatoos are back, and the toucans are too! But the toucans think the cockatoos say "toucan stew" and run away in a toucan canoe, so the cockatoos make them some two-can stew, which attracts the gnus, who ask the reader, "Can gnu?"

Bethanie Deeney Murguia's fabulous follow-up to the well-received Cockatoo, Too combines fantastically funny wordplay with lush, vibrant illustrations, making this a humorous read-aloud that both children and parents will love!

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1—What do you do if you have two cans plus a canoe and you want to make stew? The cockatoos from Murguia's hilarious Cockatoo, Too are back, and in the canoe they make two-can stew (stirring it with the oars). But when two toucans march toward the inviting aroma and hear the cockatoos cheerfully announce, "Toucans, too!" they hear "Toucan Stew" and promptly run away. When they return, mollified, and help the cockatoos make a new two-can stew, the local gnus join in, and the cuckoos, too. "Cuckoo stew " Uh-oh. VERDICT With its bold watercolor backgrounds and vivid characters, this picture book is a superb reminder that it's never too early to start playing with language. A fun read-aloud for storytimes and language arts classrooms.—Susan Weitz, formerly at Spencer-Van Etten School District, Spencer, NY

Copyright 2017 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
Bethanie Deeney Murguia
Bethanie Deeney Murguia graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City with an MFA in illustration and has created numerous picture books, including Cockatoo, Too; Zoe Gets Ready; Snippet the Early Riser; I Feel Five!; and We Disagree. She now lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her two daughters and her dog, Disco. To learn more about Bethanie, please visit her website:
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
May 20, 2017

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