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Joseph and his family feel crowded in their little, little house, with its little yard for the chickens and its little green patch for the goat and cow. When Joseph asks his Aunty Bella for help, she tells him to bring the chickens into the house. The result? Total chaos! Then Aunty Bella tells him to bring in the rooster . . . then the cow . . . then the goat, until the little, little house is a smelly barnyard bursting out of its walls! But Aunty Bella has got one last piece of advice . . . Full of movement and humor, Jessica Souhami''s vibrant collage illustrations enrich this classic folktale.
When Joseph asks for help from his Aunty Bella to relieve the miseries of his crowded house, she suggests moving the animals indoors until the house smells like an overcrowded barnyard--and then she offers one last bit of advice, in an illustrated version of a classic Russian Jewish folk story.
Editors Note 1
Retells the Jewish folktale about a man who asks the village wise woman how his family can become happy, as they are miserable living in such a tiny house, and her answer involves six chickens, a cow, a goat, and a rooster.