Lately, I feel like all the joy in learning is being sucked up by data analysis and close reading. Don't get me wrong, these teaching tools have a place. But, like anything else in education, once a shift has been made we educators, and our community, tend to beat a dead horse with the latest educational practice. In protest, and just to play it up on a Friday, I decided to turn on a song that reminded me of the characters and tone in this book. The song "Ain't Nobody Here But us Chickens" is a jaunty tune that requires one to shake a tail feather just a little while listening. Some students just sat there or hid under a table, because they were literally floored by my behavior. Others relished the opportunity to dance and celebrate a little. If you need a happy little tune to lighten your mood, try listening to this forgotten gem. If you are teaching second grade or higher, I recommend this book for some clever writing and mysterious twists. The characters are simply hilarious.