Big Brown Rooster is sick of chicken feed. So along with his friends — Turtle, Iguana, and Potbellied Pig — he sets out to make the most magnificent strawberry shortcake in the whole wide world. But there's one problem: none of his friends knows how to cook! The team bravely forges ahead, and with Rooster's help, they learn how to measure flour (not with a ruler) and how to beat an egg (not with a baseball bat). But can they keep Pig from gobbling up all the ingredients?

Take an old family recipe, add four funny friends, and mix in some hilarious cooking confusion and you have a picture book treat for children of all ages!


Winner of 2001 Texas Bluebonnet Award
2001 Florida Children's Book Honor Award
NT Library 100 Books fpr Reading and Sharing
American Bookseller's Association "Pick of the Lists"
Children's Book of the Month Club Main Selection
Nest Literary Classics
Nominated for several state book awards including California, Nebraska, Colorado, Georgia, Arkansas, North Carolina, Indiana, Missouri, Washington, Wyoming, and Tennessee

"Part careful recipe, part wild farce this gloriously illustrated picture book bring the farmyard into the kitchen with parody and puns and nonsense slapstick that kids will love."

"A boisterous romp!" 
Publishers Weekly