A girl (our storyteller) and her brother move into a new home and curiously observe the happenings at a shabby-looking farmhouse nearby. There are goats, geese, chickens and a rooster, but the owner seems elusive. The neighbors complain about the animals and the mess, but the two children befriend the owner of the farmhouse and discover a friend. (Based on a true story.)
I loved the illustrations in this book and the story is a gem.
It's bedtime for Stella, but she has three silly stuffed animals to put to bed first. The trouble is... Cherry Pig, Thunderbolt the puppet mouse, and Beanbag Frog are very wide awake. They each claim that they're The World Champion of Staying Awake, right up until Stella's creative endeavors put them straight... to sleep. Super cute.
Also of note by this author: Pigs from 1 to 10, OOPS, The Giant Ball of String, and Lights Out.