Lazy Daisy, Cranky Frankie

Bedtime on the Farm

“This is my cow, she’s called Daisy. She should eat grass but she’s too lazy. Instead she eats jelly on a spoon, all through the morning till late afternoon.” This quirky, rhyming picture book about farm animals behaving badly will have children laughing and, eventually, lull them to sleep along with the tuckered-out animals.

  • 24 Pages
  • 9" x 9"
  • 9780807544006
  • March 2013

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  • 9780807544013
  • May 2015

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  • The cheerful, rhyming text is very basic with just a couple of lines per page, making this a good choice for a quick read-aloud and an accessible option for beginning readers…Kids will request this book again and again, and their grown-ups won’t mind a bit.

    - School Library Journal

  • With half-lidded eyes, quirky accessories, and sometimes menacing stares, Weldon’s animals could easily be neighbors to a farm run by Gary Larsen…readers out to look forward to a return visit to this one-of-a-kind farm.

    - Publishers Weekly

  • The rhyming text will be easy to learn, and audiences will enjoy watching the ever-so-slightly goofy animals act up…A good addition to the fractious-farm-animals genre, and a fine bedtime story to boot.

    - Kirkus Reviews

Awards & Accolades

  • 2014 CELI Children's Read Aloud Book Winner

    Common Core

    RL.K,1,3.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10 RL.2.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10 RF.K.2a


    • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.50
    • ATOS Level: 2.00